Jack Russell (baseball)

Jack Russell
Born: (1905-10-24)October 24, 1905
Paris, Texas
Died: November 3, 1990(1990-11-03) (aged 85)
Clearwater, Florida
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 5, 1926, for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
August 7, 1940, for the St. Louis Cardinals
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 85–141
Earned run average 4.46
Strikeouts 418
Career highlights and awards

Jack Erwin Russell (October 24, 1905 – November 3, 1990) was a Major League Baseball player from 1926 to 1940 for the Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, Washington Senators, Detroit Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals. Russell was mainly a pitcher and his career marks were 85 wins, 141 losses, and a 4.46 ERA. After his baseball career ended, Russell settled in Clearwater, Florida and was instrumental in raising money to build a baseball stadium, Jack Russell Memorial Stadium, which became the spring training home of the Philadelphia Phillies beginning in 1955 and continuing through 2003, when the team moved to Bright House Networks Field, also in Clearwater.

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