WALLY HOLBOROW INDEX CARD SIGNED 1944-45 WASHINGTON SENATORS PSA/DNA 1913-1986

WALLY HOLBOROW INDEX CARD SIGNED 1944-45 WASHINGTON SENATORS PSA/DNA 1913-1986

Walter Albert Holborow (November 30, 1913 - July 14, 1986) was an American semiprofessional baseball player who had a brief career in professional baseball -- one year and only three games pitched [1] in the minor leagues in 1937 with the Class C Akron Yankees of the Middle Atlantic League , followed by three stints (1944-1945; 1948) and 21 games pitched in Major League Baseball for the Washington Senators and Philadelphia Athletics . A native of New York, New York , the right-handed Holborow stood 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m) and weighed 187 pounds (85 kg).

Holborow's full record at Baseball Reference includes three games in 1937 and then no further appearances in "organized baseball" until his Major League debut with Washington on September 27, 1944 , during the peak of the World War II manpower shortage. On that day, Holborow relieved Baby Ortiz in the sixth inning at Cleveland's League Park and pitched three hitless , scoreless innings as the Cleveland Indians won, 6-4. Holborow gave up two bases on balls and struck out one. [2] In 1945 Holborow worked in 15 games, all but one in relief. But in his only Major League starting pitcher assignment, on August 4 at Griffith Stadium , Holborow pitched a complete game , two-hit shutout against the Boston
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