Paul Edison Minner
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Paul Minner, a pitcher who won 69 games in the major leagues, died on March 28, 2006 in Lemoyne, Penn. He was 82.
He pitched for 10 seasons in the major leagues, posting a 69-84 record in 1,310.1 innings pitched. He recorded 481 strikeouts and a 3.94 career ERA.
His best season in the major leagues came in 1942 with the Cubs. He was 14-9 with a 3.74 ERA in 180.2 innings pitched.
His career included stops with Brooklyn (1946, 1948-1949) and Chicago NL (1950-1956). According to reports, he won 21 games in his career against the St. Louis Cardinals.
A back injury in 1956 brought his career to a close.
According to his obituary, Minner became the first player to pitch under artificial light in the World Series. The moment happened in the ninth inning of the fifth game of the 1949 World Series between the Yankees and the Dodgers. Minner came on to pitch in the ninth inning and lights were turned on.