Rube Melton

Rube Melton

Rube Melton
Pitcher
Born: (1917-02-27)February 27, 1917
Cramerton, North Carolina
Died: September 11, 1971(1971-09-11) (aged 54)
Greer, South Carolina
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 17, 1941 for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last MLB appearance
June 3, 1947 for the Brooklyn Dodgers
Career statistics
Record 30-50
Earned run average 3.62
Strikeouts 363
Teams

Reuben Franklin Melton (February 27, 1917 – September 11, 1971) was a pitcher from 1941 to 1947 with the Brooklyn Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies.

Melton led the league in walks and wild pitches during the 1942 season. Due to his arm injury from World War 2, this made it harder for him to play ball. He was forced to make his career short but will certainly not be forgotten. Melton died in an automobile accident in Greer, South Carolina in 1971.

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  • Career statistics and player information from CNN/SI
  • Obituary