Jack Knott

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Jack Knott
Jack Knott Play Ball card.jpeg
Born: (1907-03-02)March 2, 1907
Dallas, Texas
Died: October 13, 1981(1981-10-13) (aged 74)
Brownwood, Texas
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 13, 1933, for the St. Louis Browns
Last MLB appearance
May 15, 1946, for the Philadelphia Athletics
MLB statistics
Win–loss record82–103
Earned run average4.97

John Henry Knott (March 2, 1907 – October 13, 1981) was an American Major League Baseball pitcher with the St. Louis Browns (1933-1938), Chicago White Sox (1938-1940) and Philadelphia Athletics (1941-1942, 1946). Knott batted and threw right-handed. He was born in Dallas, Texas.

He led the American League in saves (7) in 1935 and earned runs allowed (156) in 1936, and home runs allowed (25) in 1937. In 11 seasons he had an 82–103 win-loss record in 325 games, with 192 games started, 62 complete games, 4 shutouts, 19 saves, 484 strikeouts, and a 4.97 ERA.

Knott served in the military during World War II, and he was wounded on January 10, 1945, during the Battle of the Bulge.[1]

He was an alumnus of Southern Methodist University and died in Brownwood, Texas, at the age of 74.

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  1. ^ Bedingfield, Gary. "Baseball and the Battle of the Bulge". www.baseballinwartime.com. Retrieved 19 February 2013.

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