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Marius Russo

Marius Ugo Russo
Nickname: Lefty
Born: July 19, 1914 in Brooklyn, NY
Died: March 26, 2005 in Ft. Myers, Fla.
Debut: 1939 | Pos: P
H: 6'1" | W: 190 | B: R | T: L

6 45 34 120 5 680.2 311 3.13

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Marius Russo, who pitched for the Yankees, died on March 26, 2005 in Ft. Myers, Fla. He was 90.

Russo finished his career with a 45-34 record in 680.2 innings pitched. His career totals include five saves, 311 strikeouts and a 3.13 ERA.

Russo debuted with the Yankees in 1939 and finished the season with an 8-3 record. He won 14 games in each of the 1940 and 1941 seasons.

In 1941, he was 14-10 in 208.2 innings pitched with a 3.09 ERA. He was named to the All-Star team that season.

He started a game in each of the 1941 and 1943 World Series and he was a winner in both. His career World Series record is 2-0 with a 0.50 ERA in 18 innings pitched.

He started Game 3 of the 1941 World Series against the Dodgers' starter, Freddie Fitzsimmons. The game was scoreless through seven innings and Russo connected on a line drive in the eighth inning that struck Fitzsimmons in the knee, knocking the Dodgers' pitcher out of the game. The Yankees won the game 2-1.