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Slim Sallee
Slim Sallee
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Sallee with the Cardinals in 1911
Born: (1885-02-03)February 3, 1885
Higginsport, Ohio
Died: March 23, 1950(1950-03-23) (aged 65)
Higginsport, Ohio
Batted: Right
Threw: Left
MLB debut
April 16, 1908, for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
September 20, 1921, for the New York Giants
MLB statistics
Win-loss record174-143
Earned run average2.56
Career highlights and awards

Harry Franklin Sallee (February 3, 1885 - March 23, 1950) was a professional baseball player. He was a left-handed pitcher over parts of fourteen seasons (1908–1921) with the St. Louis Cardinals, New York Giants and Cincinnati Reds. For his career, he compiled a 174-143 record in 476 appearances, with a 2.56 earned run average and 836 strikeouts. In Cardinals' franchise history, Sallee ranks 3rd all-time in earned run average (2.67), 7th in innings pitched (1905.1), 8th in games started (215) and wins (106, tied with Adam Wainwright), and 7th in losses (107).

Sallee in a Coca-Cola ad from 1914.

Sallee pitched in two World Series, both against the Chicago White Sox, and was a member of the victorious Reds in the infamous "Black Sox" 1919 World Series. He produced the best season of his career for the 1919 Reds, going 21-7 with a 2.06 earned run average. He lost a World Series to the White Sox as a member of the 1917 Giants, starting Game 1 and losing 2-1 to Sox ace Eddie Cicotte in Chicago, driving in his team's only run. In World Series play, Sallee compiled a 1-3 record in four appearances, with a 3.45 earned run average and six strikeouts. Also in 1919, Sallee became just the second pitcher (at that time) to have more wins than walks in a season. Christy Mathewson did it twice (1913, 1914) and Bret Saberhagen accomplished this feat in 1994 with the New York Mets.

Sallee was born and later died in Higginsport, Ohio, at the age of 65. He was buried at Confidence Cemetery in Georgetown, Ohio.

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