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Max Lanier

Max Lanier
Born: (1915-08-18)August 18, 1915
Denton, North Carolina
Died: January 30, 2007(2007-01-30) (aged 91)
Dunellon, Florida
Batted: Right Threw: Left
MLB debut
April 20, 1938 for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
July 4, 1953 for the St. Louis Browns
Career statistics
Win–loss record 108–82
Earned run average 3.01
Strikeouts 821
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Career highlights and awards

Hubert Max Lanier (August 18, 1915 – January 30, 2007) was an American left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who spent most of his career with the St. Louis Cardinals. He led the National League in earned run average in

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Born in Denton, North Carolina, Lanier was one of just a handful of players who remained active during the World War II years. A naturally right-handed player, he had become a left-handed pitcher only because he twice broke his right arm in childhood. After signing with the Cardinals in 1937, he reached the major leagues in

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Lanier, along with a dozen other major leaguers, defected to the Mexican League in

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Lanier rejoined the Cardinals in 1949. After winning a total of 101 games for the club, he ended his career with the New York Giants (1952–53) and the Browns (

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In a 14-season career, Lanier posted a 108–82 record with 821 strikeouts and a 3.01 ERA in 1619-1/3 innings pitched, including 21 shutouts and 91 complete games.

Lanier died at age 91 in Dunnellon, Florida.[4]

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