Born: February 27, 1917|
Cramerton, North Carolina
Died: September 11, 1971 54) (aged|
Greer, South Carolina
|April 17, 1941, for the Philadelphia Phillies|
|Last MLB appearance|
|June 3, 1947, for the Brooklyn Dodgers|
|Earned run average||3.62|
Melton led the league in walks and wild pitches during the 1942 season. He missed the 1945 season due to service in the US Army during World War II. His best season occurred just after his military discharge in 1946 when he went 6–3 with a 1.99 ERA for the Brooklyn Dodgers. An earlier arm injury forced him to cut his career short.
Melton died in an automobile accident in Greer, South Carolina in 1971.
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