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Sal "The Barber" Maglie


From the "This Great Game" card back: If Hollywood tried to cast a grizzled, no-nonsense, cantankerous baseball pitcher, they would have come up with someone who looked like Sal Maglie. The tall, swarthy righty with a perpetual five-o-clock shadow didn’t like it when batters dug in on him, and his nickname “The Barber” suggested that Sal liked to give confident hitters a close shave. He learned his aggressive style of pitching in Havana, pitching in the Cuban League under the eye of Dolf Luque, who taught Sal that “the inside part of the plate belongs to the pitcher.”


Birth Date: April 26, 1917
Birth Location: Niagara Falls, NY
Death Date: December 28, 1992
Death Location: Niagara Falls NY, USA
Weight: 180 lb
Height: 6 ft 2 in
Bats: R
Throws: R
Debut Date: August 9, 1945
Final Game Date: August 31, 1958
Years Played: 14
Games Played: 304
At Bats: 563
Runs: 29
Hits: 76
Doubles: 5
Triples: 1
Home Runs: 2
RBIs: 29
Stolen Bases: 1
Base on Balls: 20
Batting Average: 0.135
Position: Pitcher

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