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Randy Gumpert

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As a teenager, Gumpert threw batting practice for the A's at Shibe Park for two years before signing in 1936 for $300 a month. He was 11-3 (2.31) at his best in 1946 for the Yankees, for whom he became a scout. (NLM)






Randy Gumpert from the Chronology

  • Aug 30, 1952 - A crowd of 41‚558 is on hand for Old Timers Day at Yankee Stadium‚ and the Yankees celebrate by trouncing the Senators‚ 6-4. Mickey Mantle belts a homer to right off Randy Gumpert.
  • Aug 24, 1952 - The 2nd place Indians drop 2 games behind the Yankees‚ winners over Detroit‚ when the lose‚ 9-8‚ in 16 innings to the Senators. As noted by historian Joe Haardt‚ all the Nats runs are unearned. Randy Gumpert is the winner over Early Wynn‚ both in relief. Wynn gives up 3 hits and an error on a bunt without retiring a batter.
  • Jun 10, 1952 - The Red Sox send pitchers Randy Gumpert and Walt Masterson to Washington for pitcher Sid Hudson.
  • Nov 8, 1951 - The White Sox send P Randy Gumpert and OF Don Lenhardt to the Red Sox for P Chuck Stobbs and infielder Mel Hoderlein.
  • Jun 17, 1951 - In the 2nd game of a DH with the A's‚ White Sox righty reliever Luis Aloma wins‚ 9-0. It is the only start in Aloma's career‚ making him the 2nd pitcher this century to throw a shutout in his only start (as noted by historian Walt Wilson.) Don Fisher in 1945 was the first. The Sox win the opener in Philadelphia‚ 4-1‚ behind Randy Gumpert.
  • May 30, 1951 - The first place White Sox beat the Browns‚ 5-2 behind Billy Pierce. But in game 2‚ Randy Gumpert (3-0) stops Chicago's 4-game winning streak‚ beating the Sox‚ 8-1. Gumpert has 2 hits and 2 runs batted in. Widmar is the loser.
  • May 1, 1951 - The Yankees' new phenom‚ Mickey Mantle‚ connects for his first ML HR‚ off Randy Gumpert of the White Sox. Minnie Minoso becomes the first black to play for the White Sox. He plays 3B and‚ facing Vic Raschi in his first ML at bat‚ rips a HR to CF. The Yankees win 8-3‚ with Mantle collecting 3 RBIs.
  • Sep 1, 1949 - Washington's Dick Weik should change his name to Walk as he hands out 13 base on balls in nine innings‚ losing to the White Sox‚ 3-0. He matches Tommy Byrne's largesse earlier in the year and he'll close out his career in 1954 with more walks than innings pitched. Randy Gumpert is the winner today as both pitchers allow 4 hits apiece.
  • Sep 7, 1940 - The Giants beat the Dodgers‚ 4-1‚ when Babe Young clouts a fifth inning grand slam off Randy Gumpert. The Dodgers score comes on a homer by Jimmy Wasdell.
  • Sep 13, 1936 - Bob Feller‚ still only 17‚ breaks the AL record and ties the ML mark with 17 strikeouts‚ defeating the A's 5-2. Feller gives up two hits and walks two. Randy Gumpert‚ just 18‚ takes the loss. Cleveland also takes game 2 winning‚ 5-4.









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