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Boots Poffenberger

Cletus Elwood Poffenberger
Born: July 1, 1915 in Williamsport, Md.
Died: Sept. 1, 1999 in Williamsport, Md.
Debut: 1937 | Pos: P
H: 5'10" | W: 178 | B: R | T: R
3 16 12 57 4 267.1 65 4.75

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Boots Poffenberger, who pitched to a 10-5 record for Detroit in 1937, died on Sept. 1, 1999 in Williamsport, Md.

Poffenberger was 21 years old when he appeared in his first major league game on June 11, 1937. He finished that season 10-5 in 137.1 innings pitched with a 4.65 ERA. The next season, he was 6-7 for the Tigers with a 4.82 ERA in 25 games.

In January 1939, Brooklyn selected him off waivers from the Tigers. He pitched 5 innings in three games for the Dodgers, but was suspended in May of that season and fined for breaking team training rules.