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Thornton Kipper

Thornton John Kipper
Born: Sept. 27, 1928 in Bagley, Wis.
Died: March 29, 2006 in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Debut: 1953 | Pos: P
H: 6'3" | W: 190 | B: R | T: R

Yrs W L G SV IP SO ERA
3 3 4 55 1 99.0 35 5.27

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Thornton Kipper, a standout pitcher in college, appeared in 55 games in the major leagues from 1953-1955. He died on March 29, 2006 in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was 77.

In his major league career, Kipper compiled a 3-4 record and a save in 55 games. He pitched 99 innings, collected 35 strikeouts and posted a 5.27 ERA. All of his games were played for Philadelphia (NL).

He pitched for the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1946 before joining the Navy during World War II. He returned to play for the school in 1949. In 1950, he was an All-American in baseball and finished the season with an 11-1 record. He won two games in the 1950 College World Series and the school placed fourth.

Following his career in baseball, he worked in a paper mill and served as a pitching coach for a local college and high school.