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Wayne McLeland

Wayne Gaffney McLeland
Born: Aug. 29, 1923 in Milton, Iowa
Died: May 8, 2004 in Friendswood, Texas
Debut: 1951 | Pos: P
H: 6' | W: 180 | B: R | T: R

Yrs G IP W L Sv SO ERA
2 10 13.2 0 1 0 0 8.57

>> Visit the Wayne McLeland biography on Baseball Almanac for complete statistics.


Wayne McLeland, who pitched for the Detroit Tigers in 1951 and 1952, died on May 8, 2004 in Friendswood, Texas following a battle with cancer. He was 79.

McLeland's career included six games in 1951 and four games in 1952. He posted an 0-1 record and a 8.57 ERA in 13.2 innings.

According to his obituary, McLeland played baseball, basketball and football in high school. After his graduation in 1940, he began to play in the minor leagues before making it to the major leagues in April 1951.

He retired from baseball in 1956 and worked for Goodyear Tire and Rubber in Houston, according to his obituary. He retired from Goodyear after 35 years with the company.

His wife, Lois Wilson McLeland, died in 2003 and he was diagnosed with cancer shortly after her death.

Source: Houston Chronicle Obituary