Jack Elmer Urban
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Jack Urban, a pitcher who finished his career with a 15-15 record, died on June 26, 2006 in Omaha, Neb. He was 77.
Urban pitched for parts of three seasons. His numbers include a 15-15 record, a save, and 113 strikeouts. He had a career 4.83 ERA in 272 innings pitched.
He made his debut with the Athletics in 1957. He appeared in 31 games that season, including 13 starts, and posted a 7-4 record with a 3.34 ERA. He did not fare as well the following season when he finished with an 8-11 record and a 5.93 ERA.
In April 1957, the Yankees sent Urban to the Kansas City Athletics to complete a trade the two teams made in February of that year. That trade sent Irv Noren, Milt Graff, Mickey McDermott, Tom Morgan, Rip Coleman and Billy Hunter to the Athletics for Art Ditmar, Bobby Shangtz, Jack McMahan, Wayne Belardi, Curt Roberts and Clete Boyer.
In April 1959, he was traded back to the Yankees for Mark Freeman. His contract was purchased by the Cardinals and he pitched 10.2 innings for the team in 1959.