Emory Nicholas Church
Born: Sept. 12, 1924 in Birmingham, Ala.
Died: Sept. 17, 2001
Debut: 1950 | Pos: P
Ht: 6'1" | Wt: 185 | B: R | T: R
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Bubba Church was a pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies' famed Whiz Kids. Over this course of his 6-year career, Church played for the Phillies (1950-1952), the Reds (1952-1953), and the Cubs (1953-1955).
Church finished with a 36-37 records and 3.37 ERA in 999.2 innings pitched. He also collected 4 saves. In 162 games, Church hit .226 with 3 home runs and 13 RBI.
During the 1950 season, Church was playing a key role in the Phillies' fight for a pennant. However, he was struck in the face by a pitch and his season was over.
Church's best season came in 1951 when he finished with 15-11 with a 3.53 ERA in 247 innings pitched.
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