Al Sima

Albert Sima (October 7, 1921 – August 17, 1993) was an American professional baseball player during the 1940s and 1950s. A right-handed pitcher born in Mahwah, New Jersey, he appeared 100 Major League games over four seasons for the Washington Senators (1950–51; 1953), Chicago White Sox (1954) and Philadelphia Athletics (1954). On September 19, 1954, Sima was the Athletics' last pitcher to take the mound in the final home game in their 54-year history in Philadelphia, hurling a scoreless ninth inning at Connie Mack Stadium. It was also Sima's last game in the Major Leagues.

Of Sima's 100 appearances, 30 came as a starting pitcher. In 308⅔ innings pitched, he allowed 343 hits, 158 earned runs and 132 bases on balls. He recorded 111 strikeouts, four complete games and four saves, winning 11 of 32 decisions and compiling an earned run average of 4.61.

Sima's professional career extended for 16 seasons, and was interrupted in 1944–45 by service in the United States Navy during World War II. Most of his career was spent in minor league baseball in the organizations of the New York Giants and Senators, where he toiled for eight seasons as a member of the Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts of the Southern Association. He retired in 1959.

  1. ^ 1954-9-19 box score from Retrosheet
  2. ^ BaseballinWartime.com

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