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Lee Stine

Lee Elbert Stine
Born: Nov. 17, 1913 in Stillwater, Okla.
Died: May 6, 2005 in Hemet, Calif.
Debt: 1934 | Pos: P
H: 5'11" | W: 185 | B: R | T: R

4 3 8 49 2 143.1 39 5.09

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Lee Stine, who pitched in 49 games in the major leagues in the 1930s, died on May 6, 2005 in Hemet, Calif. He was 91.

He pitched 143.1 innings in his career, posting a 3-8 record and a 5.09 ERA. He recorded two saves and 39 strikeouts.

Stine was 20 when he made his major league debut in 1934 with the Chicago White Sox. He pitched 11 innings in 1934 and two more innings for Chicago in 1935. According to his obituary, Stine, in 1934, surrendered the pitch that gave Lou Gehrig his 22nd career grand slam.

In 1936, he pitched a career high 121.2 innings but finished the season with a 3-8 record and a 5.03 ERA. He returned to the major leagues in 1938, pitching briefly for the Yankees.

According to his obituary, he was recruited to play for the San Francisco Seals when he was just 16. Injuries forced him to return to the minor leagues at the end of his career and he played for the Los Angeles Angels in 1940. He joined the Navy during World War II.

He later worked as a parimutuel clerk.

Source: LA Times obituary