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Jug Thesenga

Arnold Joseph Thesenga
Born: April 27, 1914 in Jefferson, S.D.
Died: Dec. 3, 2002 in Wichita, Kansas
Debut: 1944 | Pos: P
H: 6-0 | W: 200 | B: R | T: R
1 0 0 5 0 12.1 2 5.11

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Jug Thesenga, who pitched 12.1 innings for the Washington Nationals in 1944, died on Dec. 3, 2002 in Wichita, Kansas.

He appeared in 5 games that season, struck out 2 and compiled a 5.11 ERA.

According to the National Baseball Congress, Thesenga played in 9 tournaments. He is credited with 14 wins -- the record for a pitcher in the tournament -- and was a member of the Enid team that won the championship in 1941.

According to his induction into the NBC Hall of Fame, Thesenga earned his nickname from his curve ball that was compared to a jug handle.

Sources: Total Baseball, NBC