June 4, 1908|
|Died: August 19, 1977
Villa Ridge, Missouri
|April 19, 1938, for the Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 23, 1947, for the Boston Red Sox|
|Earned run average||3.68|
|Career highlights and awards|
Robert Harold Klinger (June 4, 1908 – August 19, 1977) was a professional baseball player. He was a right-handed pitcher over parts of eight seasons (1938–1943, 1946–1947) with the Pittsburgh Pirates and Boston Red Sox. For his career, he compiled an 66–61 record in 265 appearances, with a 3.68 earned run average and 357 strikeouts.
Klinger was a relief pitcher on Boston's American League pennant-winning team in 1946, earning the loss in Game 7 of the 1946 World Series. He was on the mound when Enos Slaughter made the famous "Mad Dash" from first base to score the go-ahead run in the 8th inning on a hit by Harry Walker.
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