Lefty Tyler

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Lefty Tyler
File:Lefty Tyler Boston.jpeg
Born: (1889-12-14)December 14, 1889
Derry, New Hampshire
Died: September 29, 1953(1953-09-29) (aged 63)
Lowell, Massachusetts
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 20, 1910, for the Boston Doves
Last MLB appearance
July 20, 1921, for the Chicago Cubs
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 127–116
Earned run average 2.95
Strikeouts 1003
Career highlights and awards
  • Most Complete Games (1913)

George Albert "Lefty" Tyler (December 14, 1889 – September 29, 1953) was a professional baseball pitcher from 1910 to 1921.

From 1910 to 1917, Tyler played with the Boston Doves/Boston Braves. He performed well, having an earned run average (ERA) under 3 in all but two years. In 1918, Tyler was traded to the Chicago Cubs for Larry Doyle, Art Wilson, and $15,000. Tyler did well in Chicago as well, having ERA's under 4.

He was the winning pitcher in Game 2 of the 1918 World Series for the Cubs, as well as the hard-luck loser of a 2-1 decision in Game 6.

Tyler's career earned run average was 2.95. His brother, Fred Tyler, played in the major leagues in 1914 as a catcher.

In 1914, Tyler was a member of the Braves team that went from last place to first place in two months, becoming the first team to win a pennant after being in last place on the Fourth of July.[1] The team then went on to defeat Connie Mack's heavily favored Philadelphia Athletics in the 1914 World Series.


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