Butch Wensloff

Butch Wensloff

Charles William "Butch" Wensloff (December 3, 1915 – February 18, 2001) was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for three seasons in the American League with the New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians. In 41 career games, Wensloff pitched 276⅔ innings and posted a win-loss record of 16–13 and a 2.60 earned run average (ERA).

Wensloff began his career in the Arizona-Texas League before joining the New York Yankees farm system. He played on various minor league teams for the next six seasons and made his debut during the 1943 New York Yankees season. He pitched in 29 games, and after the season ended, he served in the United States Army during World War II. Wensloff rejoined the Yankees in 1947, pitching in 11 regular season games and in the 1947 World Series. After the season ended, he was sent to the Cleveland Indians, and pitched in one game for the team before retiring at the end of the season.

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