Harry "Fritz" Dorish (July 13, 1921 – December 31, 2000) was an American professional baseball player. Born in Swoyersville, Pennsylvania, he was a right-handed pitcher over all or parts of ten seasons (1947–56) with the Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Browns/Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox. For his career, he compiled a 45–43 record in 323 appearances, mostly as a relief pitcher, with a 3.83 earned run average and 332 strikeouts. Dorish stole home plate on the front end of a double steal on June 2, 1950 and is the last American League pitcher to steal home.
Dorish was a scout for the Red Sox, Houston Astros and Cleveland Indians, and the pitching coach for the Bosox (1963) and the Atlanta Braves (1968–71) after his playing career. He died in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, at the age of 79.
By Dean Hanley
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