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Monday November 29th 2021


Baseball History: Hey Charlie Dressen, Leave Joe Black Alone

his rookie season of 1952, Joe Black won 15 games for the Brooklyn Dodgers. He lost only four times, pitched to an ERA of 2.15, an ERA+ of 171, and helped the Dodgers win the pennant.

Black was voted the National League's Rookie of the Year, and finished third in the MVP balloting.

Black was Brooklyn's top relief pitcher. He appeared in 54 games in relief, but manager Charlie Dressen realized that he was short of starters for the upcoming World Series against New York's other team, the New York Yankees.

On Sept. 21, Black made his first start of the season, beating the Boston Braves 8-2. Joe limited the Braves to a pair of runs and three hits in his complete-game victory.

Yes, a complete game after more than 50 relief appearances.

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