Dave Koslo

Dave Koslo
Born: (1920-03-31)March 31, 1920
Menasha, Wisconsin
Died: December 1, 1975(1975-12-01) (aged 55)
Menasha, Wisconsin
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 12, 1941, for the New York Giants
Last MLB appearance
April 14, 1955, for the Milwaukee Braves
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 92–107
Earned run average 3.68
Strikeouts 606
Career highlights and awards

George Bernard "Dave" Koslo (né Koslowski,[1] March 31, 1920 – December 1, 1975) was a professional baseball left-handed pitcher over parts of twelve seasons (1941–1942, 1946–1955) with the New York Giants, Baltimore Orioles and Milwaukee Braves.

On April 18, 1947, Koslo gave up Jackie Robinson's first major league home run, hit in the third inning.[2]

He was the National League ERA champion in 1949 with New York. For his career, he compiled a 92–107 record in 348 appearances, with a 3.68 ERA and 606 strikeouts.

Koslo was the winning pitcher in the opening game of the 1951 World Series and the losing pitcher of its final game.

He was born and later died in Menasha, Wisconsin, at the age of 55.[3]

See also


  1. http://pgsmn.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/2004_V12_Issue2_Summer-reduced-size.pdf
  2. Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson's First Season, p. 68, Jonathan Eig, Simon & Schuster, 2007, New York, ISBN 978-0-7432-9461-4
  3. "Dave Koslo". The Post-Crescent. December 2, 1975. p. 28. Retrieved February 1, 2016 via Newspapers.com.

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