Howie Krist

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Howie Krist
Howie Krist Cardinals.jpg
Born: (1916-02-28)February 28, 1916
West Henrietta, New York
Died: April 23, 1989(1989-04-23) (aged 73)
Buffalo, New York
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 12, 1937, for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
September 7, 1946, for the St. Louis Cardinals
MLB statistics
Win–loss record37–11
Earned run average3.32

Howard Wilbur Krist (February 28, 1916 – April 23, 1989) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball from 1937 to 1946. "Spud" played his entire career for the St. Louis Cardinals of the National League, and was a member of the 1942 and 1946 World Series Championship teams.

Krist's 10–0 record in 1941, his first full season, is the third-best undefeated season ever. He served in the army for two years in Europe during World War II,[1] and lost his effectiveness as a pitcher.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Baseball in Wartime – Howie Krist". Retrieved February 9, 2019.
  2. ^ "The Ballplayers - Howie Krist". Archived from the original on December 24, 2010. Retrieved October 26, 2010.
  3. ^ Howie Krist at the SABR Baseball Biography Project, by Gregory H. Wolf, Retrieved February 9, 2019.

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