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Pete Center

Marvin Earl Center
Born: April 22, 1912 in Hazel Green, Kent.
Died: Aug. 8, 2004 in Campton, Kent.
Debut: 1942 | Pos: P
H: 6'4" | W: 190 | B: R | T: R

Yrs W L G SV IP SO ERA
4 7 7 77 3 160.1 50 4.10

>> Visit the Pete Center biography on Baseball Almanac for complete statistics.


Pete Center, who pitched 77 games for the Indians, died on Aug. 8, 2004 in Campton, Kentucky. He was 92.

Center finished his major league career with a 7-7 record in 77 games. He compiled a 4.10 ERA and struck out 50 batters.

He was 30 years old in 1942 when he made his major league debut on Sept. 11. It was the only game he pitched in the majors that season and he surrendered 6 earned runs in 3.1 innings.

He had one of his best seasons in 1945 when he appeared in 31 games for Cleveland, posting a 6-3 record and a 3.99 ERA in 85.2 innings pitched.

He served in the military during World War II and he attended Morehead State University.

According to his obituary, Center was a retired merchant.

Sources: Lexington Kentucky Herald-Leader obituary