Paul Minner

Paul Minner
Born: (1923-07-30)July 30, 1923
New Wilmington, Pennsylvania
Died: March 28, 2006(2006-03-28) (aged 82)
Lemoyne, Pennsylvania
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 12, 1946, for the Brooklyn Dodgers
Last MLB appearance
June 12, 1956, for the Chicago Cubs
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 69–84
Earned run average 3.94
Strikeouts 481

Paul Edison Minner (July 30, 1923 – March 28, 2006), was a Major League pitcher from 1946 to 1956. He played for the Chicago Cubs and Brooklyn Dodgers. Born in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, he was listed at 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) and 210 lb (95 kg).

Minner was signed by the Dodgers[1] and began minor league play in 1941, but service as a master sergeant in the United States Army during World War II interrupted his baseball career from 1943 through 1945.[2]

Minner surrendered the first home run in Frank Robinson's career on April 28, 1956.[3] It was the first of his 586 career home runs, seventh all-time.

Minner died March 28, 2006, in Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, aged 82.


  1. "Paul Minner Statistics and History". Retrieved August 12, 2016.
  2. Paul Minner at the SABR Bio Project, by Gregory H. Wolf, retrieved August 12, 2016
  3. "Frank Robinson Applauds His 500th". Toledo, Ohio: The Blade. Associated Press (AP). September 14, 1971. p. 25. Retrieved August 12, 2016.

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