Born: August 18, 1915|
Denton, North Carolina
Died: January 30, 2007 (aged 91)|
|April 20, 1938 for the St. Louis Cardinals|
Last MLB appearance
|July 4, 1953 for the St. Louis Browns|
|Earned run average||3.01|
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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