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  • Paul Stuffel turns 90 - Was a 1950 whiz Kid (sort of)

    Former Phillies RHP, Paul Stuffel turned 90 two days ago on March 22.
    Stuffel was not a core member of the 1950 National League pennant winning Phillies, dubbed by the press "The Whiz Kids", but he was called up to the majors for the final 2 1/2 weeks of the season. At age 23 he made his MLB debut with the Phillies on 9/16/50. Stuffel made three relief appearances that year.
    After spending all of 1951 back in the minors he also was a September call-up in 1952 and he made the 1953 Opening Day roster, only to be sent back to the minors again within a month's time. That was his final stint in the major leagues. He continued to pitch in the minors until 1957 when he retired from professional baseball at age 30. Over those three MLB seasons: 1950, 1952 and 1953 Stuffel appeared in 7 games for the Phillies and went 1-0, with a 5.73 earned run average. He got the win in his only major league start in September 1952.
    Stuffel becomes the 76th currently living major leaguer and the 10th currently living Phillie to reach age 90.
    The last surviving everyday player to pass away from the 1950 Phillies was catcher Andy Seminick (2004). The last position player to pass away from that team was reserve infielder, Ralph 'Putsy' Caballero (2016). The only remaining survivors of the 1950 Phillies team today are pitchers Bob Miller (due to turn 91 in June), Paul Stuffel (just turned 90 this week) and Curt Simmons (due to turn 88 in May).
    Last edited by philliesfiend55; 03-25-2017, 06:39 AM.

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    Paul Stuffel passed away on Sept. 9, 2018 at the age of 91, leaving only Bob Miller, 92 and Curt Simmons, 89, (both pitchers) as the only remaining survivors from that 1950 National League championship team.

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