Exceeded rookie limits during 1948 season, View Player Bio I interviewed him back in 1990 when working on a book with Bobby Thomson and his Shot-Heard-Round-The-World home run. I fully expected to be told it wasn’t available, but the operator gave it to me and I called Carl’s number. note: Bill is to be complimented on this outstanding piece, as I know him to be a life-long Yankee fan who does not have particularly fond memories of 1955. Michael Berkowitz. My Latest Literary Effort! Raised in Bridgehampton, N.Y., on his family's potato farm, A Hall Rating of 100 represents the Hall of Stats borderline (similar to OPS+ or wRC+, where 100 represents league average). When he threw it he felt a sharp pain behind his right shoulder. Many historical player head shots courtesy of David Davis. Anderson University is proud to name Carl D. Erskine among its first inductees to the Athletic Hall of Fame. Logos were compiled by the amazing SportsLogos.net. Just go back out there. wWAR is then converted to Hall Rating. Society for American Baseball Research. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. Over the course of his career, Plus I’ve edited many more. Contact me for all your writing needs, including copy editing, proofreading, ghostwriting, white papers,  blog content, and magazine articles. Carl Erskine, written by Bob Hurte. For more details, review our privacy policy. We support the election of Gil Hodges to the Baseball Hall of Fame. He did say it was an honor to start the first-ever game for the Los Angeles Dodgers — a 6-5 victory on April 15 over the San Francisco Giants, who also packed up from New York City to move west. Anyway, I think you’ll enjoy it. from the SABR BioProject, More Carl Erskine Pages at Baseball Reference, Every Sports Reference Social Media Account, Site Last Updated: Saturday, October 17, 2:04AM. Carl Erskine has a Hall Rating of (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Today Bill Gutman shares with us the interesting career of Carl Erskine, one of “The Boys of Summer.” [Ed. [5][6], Last edited on 6 September 2020, at 17:28, Learn how and when to remove this template message, List of Major League Baseball players who spent their entire career with one franchise, https://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=bargfe001joh, "Carl Erskine Helps Honor a Childhood Friend". Carl was warming up along with Ralph Branca when Clyde Sukeforth told Manager Chuck Dressen that Branca was the better choice, adding, “Erskine is bouncing his curve.” The rest is history. About page. After a couple of relief appearances, Carl got his first big league start on August 5, 1948, against the Pirates. In 1948, a young right-hander from Anderson, Ind., joined the pitching staff. We have tools and resources that can help you use sports data. Long life, Carl Daniel Erskine!

December 13, 1926 Check out Bill Gutman’s action-packed baseball-centered thriller, Murder on Murderers’ Row, (with the Bambino himself, Babe Ruth, at the center of the action) now available on Amazon in e-book and paperback. Carl made just one start in the Series and had a no-decision. That’s the way it was for everybody.” He would also say later that he simply did not want to be known as a sore armed pitcher. He quickly became a fan-favorite for his demeanor on the mound and his willingness to give back to his community. Your email address will not be published. In 1973, his final season, he coached John Bargfeldt, who later spent three seasons in the minors as a Chicago Cubs prospect. A 5’10”, 165-pound right-hander, Carl was born on December 26, 1926, in Anderson, Indiana. In the featured photo, wee see a Dodger clubhouse celebration with Carl Erskine in the middles, flanked by Duke Snider and manager Charlie Dressen. He already had his trademark overhand curve that his father taught him and the strong arm that made him a pitcher.

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