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Carl Erskine

Writer from United States of America

Carl Erskine Carl Daniel Erskine (born December 13, 1926 in Anderson, Indiana) is a former right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played his entire career for the Brooklyn & Los Angeles Dodgers from 1948 through 1959. He was a pitching mainstay on Dodger teams which won five National League pennants, peaking with a 1953 season in which he won 20 games and set a World Series record with 14 strikeouts. He pitched two of the NL's seven no-hitters during the 1950s. Following his baseball career, he was active as a business executive and an author. Known as "Ersk", or more accurately "Oisk", owing to the Brooklynese diction of the borough, Erskine signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1946, and after two minor league seasons he made the team in July 1948 as part of a powerful squad that included Roy Campanella, Carl Furillo, Gil Hodges, Pee Wee Reese, Jackie Robinson and Duke Snider. Along with Snider and Reese, he lived in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bay Ridge, and was frequently to be found around the baseball diamonds on Shore Road, offering encouragement to youngsters. He broke into the majors a year before Don Newcombe, and from 1948-50 was used primarily as a reliever, going  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Oisk,Carl Daniel Erskine,The Los Angeles Dodgers,Ersk
Date of birth
1926-12-13
Place of birth
Anderson
Nationality
United States of America
Spouse(s)
Betty Erskine
Children
Jimmy Erskine
Profession
Baseball player, Writer

Athlete facts

Sports
Baseball

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