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Whit Wyatt

John Whitlow Wyatt
Born: Sept. 27, 1907 in Kensington, Ga.
Died: July 16, 1999 in Carrolton, Ga.
Debut: 1929 | Pos: P
H: 6'1" | W: 185 | B: R | T: R
 
YR W L G SV IP SO ERA
16 106 95 360 13 1761 872 3.79

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Whit Wyatt, who pitched to a 22-10 record for the Dodgers during their 1941 Pennant run, died on July 16, 1999 in Carrolton, Ga. He was 91.

Wyatt finished his career with a 106-95 record. He debuted with Detroit in 1929 and moved to the White Sox in 1933. In 1938, he won 23 games for Milwaukee of the American Association and earned a shot at the majors again with the Dodgers. From there, his career took off.

In 1941, he led the league with seven shutout and pitched 23 complete games. He also started the All-Star game that season for the National League and he finished third in MVP voting. In the 1941 World Series, he was the only Dodgers pitcher to win a game against the Yankees.

From 1940 to 1943, he was 70-36 for Brooklyn. He retired after posting an 0-7 record for Philadelphia in 1945.

He later worked as a pitching coach for Philadelphia, Milwaukee and Atlanta and was also a manager in the minor leagues.

Sources: Associated Press, Total Baseball