• Tommy Byrne Passes

    Posted by on December 21st, 2007 · Comments (0)

    From WRAL.com -

    Former major league pitcher Tommy Byrne, known for his fastball and his fond memories of life in the major leagues, has died, Bright Funeral Home of Wake Forest has confirmed. He was 87.

    Byrne, 87, had a career record of 85-69 and an ERA of 4.11 in his major league career.

    For a pitcher, Byrne had some pop. Here are the HR/AB ratios of all pitchers who hit more than 10 career homers from 1943 to 1957:

    Jack Harshman .051
    Clint Hartung .037
    Joe Nuxhall .034
    Bob Lemon .032
    Johnny Antonelli .027
    Dizzy Trout .025
    Tommy Byrne .023
    Don Newcombe .017
    Warren Spahn .016
    Early Wynn .011

    We’ve lost too many ex-Yankees this year.

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