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1950s Boston Red Sox Hurler, Ike Delock Reaches His 90th Birthday

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  • 1950s Boston Red Sox Hurler, Ike Delock Reaches His 90th Birthday

    Almost always above .500, if not quite an all-star, righthander, a fixture in the Boston Red Sox pitching rotation in the 1950s, Ike Delock celebrates his 90th birthday, today, Monday, November 11. Delock reached the majors as a relief pitcher, with the Red Sox in 1952 and was used mostly in relief in 1953 as well. He was sent to the minors for all of the 1954 season. Installed in Louisville's starting rotation he won 17 AAA games in 1954.
    Delock would return to the majors in 1955, this time as a starter. He began a string of five successful years where he finish with a winning record each year.
    1955: 9-7. 1956: 13-7. 1957: 9-8. 1958: 14-8. 1959: 11-6. HIS BEST OVERALL YARS MAY HAVE BEEN 1958 14-8, 3.38 ERA. and 1959: 11-6, 2.95 ERA.
    LATER IN HIS CAREER DELOCK RETURNED TO THE BULLPEN. MIDWAY THROUGH THE 1963 SEASON HE WAS DEALT TO THE BALTIMORE ORIOLES, FOR WHOM HE PITCHED IN JUST 7 GAMES, BEFORE CALLING IT A CAREER.

    IKE DELOCK'S STATS:

    BORN: November 11, 1929.
    Boston Red Sox: 322 games 82-75, 4.03 E.R.A.
    Major Leagues Career: 83 Wins, 75 Losses, 4.00 Earned run average; 31 Saves. 32 Complete Games, 6 Shut Outs in 11 MLB seasons (1952-1953; 1955-1963).

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