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Kemp Wicker

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Kemp Wicker
Pitcher
Born: (1906-08-13)August 13, 1906
Kernersville, North Carolina
Died: June 11, 1973(1973-06-11) (aged 66)
Kernersville, North Carolina
Batted: Right Threw: Left
MLB debut
August 14, 1936 for the New York Yankees
Last MLB appearance
July 31, 1941 for the Brooklyn Dodgers
Career statistics
Record 10-7
Earned run average 4.66
Strikeouts 27
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • 1936 World Series Championship
  • 1937 World Series Championship
  • Kemp Caswell Wicker (born Kemp Caswell Whicker; August 13, 1906 – June 11, 1973) was an American left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Yankees from 1936 to 1938 and the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1941. Whicker was born in Kernersville, North Carolina to Jasper Newton and Alice Crews Whicker. He played collegiately at North Carolina State University. He is most known for pitching one inning in the 1937 World Series for the Yankees. After retirement he managed in the minor leagues. He died in Kernersville of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at age 66, the same disease that claimed his teammate Lou Gehrig and Yankee great Catfish Hunter.

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