Alex Kellner
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Alex Kellner
Alex Kellner
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Pitcher
Born: (1924-08-26)August 26, 1924
Tucson, Arizona
Died: May 3, 1996(1996-05-03) (aged 71)
Tucson, Arizona
Batted: Right Threw: Left
MLB debut
April 29, 1948, for the Philadelphia Athletics
Last MLB appearance
June 23, 1959, for the St. Louis Cardinals
MLB statistics
Win-loss record101-112
Earned run average4.41
Strikeouts816
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Alexander Raymond Kellner (August 26, 1924 - May 3, 1996) was an American starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Philadelphia Athletics/Kansas City Athletics (1948-1958), Cincinnati Reds (1958) and St. Louis Cardinals (1959). Kellner batted right-handed and threw left-handed. He was born in Tucson, Arizona. His younger brother, Walt, also was a major league pitcher.

In a 12-season career, Kellner posted a 101-112 record with 816 strikeouts and a 4.17 ERA in 1,849 1/3 innings pitched. He won 20 games for the Athletics in 1949.

Kellner died in Tucson, Arizona, at the age of 71.

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Highlights

Family

One of three sons (four children) of John Justus and Julietta (Garcia) Kellner, in Tucson, Arizona. His paternal great-grandfather, Johann Justus Kellner, a German immigrant, had arrived in central Texas in 1845.[1] His younger brother, Walt, also was a major league pitcher. The two were teammates in 1952 and 1953.

References

  1. ^ [1] "His paternal great-grandfather, Johann Justus Kellner, a German immigrant."

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