Les McCrabb

Pitcher, Baseball Player

1914 – 2008

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Who was Les McCrabb?

Lester William "Buster" McCrabb was a starting pitcher who played in Major League Baseball. He batted and threw right-handed. He was born in Wakefield, Pennsylvania.

McCrabb was obtained by the Philadelphia Athletics from the Wilkes-Barre team as part of a minor league working agreement. He reached the Majors in 1939 with the Athletics, spending four consecutive years for them. In his only full season, he went 9–13 for the last-place 1941 A's. After an eight-year absence, including spending 1942–1947 in the minors, he returned with the club in 1950 for his last Major League appearance, then served the Athletics as a full-time coach from 1951–1954.

In a five-season American League career, McCrabb posted a 10–15 record with 57 strikeouts and a 5.96 ERA in 210.0 innings, including 13 complete games, one shutout, and one save.

At the time of his death, aged 93, McCrabb was recognized as one of the oldest living MLB players. He died October 8, 2008, survived by his wife Gladys Sprout McCrabb.

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Born
Nov 14, 1914
Wakefield
Profession
Lived in
  • Pennsylvania
  • Wakefield
Died
Oct 8, 2008
Lancaster

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on July 23, 2013

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