Henry Ludwig Borowy
Born: May 12, 1916 in Bloomfield, N.J.
Died: Aug. 23, 2004 in Brick, N.J.
Debut: 1942 | Pos: P
H: 6' | W: 175 | B: R | T: R
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Hank Borowy, who pitched in six World Series games and posted 108 wins in a 10-year career, died on Aug. 23, 2004 in Brick, N.J. He was 88.
Borowy debuted in the major leagues in 1942 and pitched to a 108-82 record in 10 seasons. His career numbers include a 3.50 ERA and 690 strikeouts in 1,717 innings pitched. His career included stints with New York AL, Chicago NL, Philadelphia NL, Pittsburgh and Detroit.
Borowy pitched his first game in the majors on April 18, 1942 when he debuted with the Yankees. He pitched to a 15-4 record that season and he started, and lost, Game 4 of the World Series.
In 1943, he was 14-9 and won Game 3 of the World Series against the Cardinals. He was named to the AL's All-Star team in 1944 and he pitched three scoreless innings in the game.
In 1945, he recorded one of his best seasons when he pitched for both the Cubs and Yankees and pitched a combined 21-7 record between the two teams. He pitched in the World Series and recorded four decisions, going 2-2 with a 4.00 ERA in 18 innings pitched.