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Billy O'Dell

American baseball player

William Oliver O'Dell (February 10, 1933 – September 12, 2018) was an American professional baseball player. He pitched in the Major Leagues in thirteen seasons: 1954 and from 1956–1967. He was signed by the Baltimore Orioles in 1954. He also played for the San Francisco Giants, Milwaukee / Atlanta Braves and Pittsburgh Pirates.

Billy O'Dell
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O'Dell in 1963.
Pitcher
Born: (1933-02-10)February 10, 1933
Whitmire, South Carolina
Died: September 12, 2018(2018-09-12) (aged 85)
Newberry, South Carolina
Batted: Switch Threw: Left
MLB debut
June 20, 1954, for the Baltimore Orioles
Last MLB appearance
September 12, 1967, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
MLB statistics
Win–loss record105–100
Earned run average3.29
Strikeouts1,133
Teams
Career highlights and awards

O'Dell was born in Whitmire, South Carolina. He studied at Clemson University. O'Dell died at a hospital in Newberry, South Carolina on September 12, 2018 from complications of Parkinson's disease, aged 85.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Former pitcher Billy O'Dell, Orioles' first bonus baby and MVP of 1958 All-Star Game, is dead at 85". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved September 13, 2018.

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