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Ad LiskaAdolph James LiskaBorn: July 10, 1906 in Dwight, N.E.Died: Nov. 30, 1998 in Portland, Ore.Debut: 1929 | Pos: PH: 5’11.5″ | W: 160 | B: R | T: RYrs W L G SV IP SO ERA5 17 18 111 3 351.1 104 3.87>> Visit the Ad Liska biography on Baseball Almanac for complete statistics.Ad Liska, who won 17 games in his major league career, edied on Nov. 30, 1998 inPortland, Oregon. He was 92.According to his obituary, Liska had been a teacher in rural Nebraska schools whilehe played semipro baseball. He signed with Burlington in 1927 and made his debutwith Washington in 1929 at the age of 22.He pitched in 111 career games and posted a 17-18 record in 351.1 innings pitched.He finished his career with a 3.87 ERA and recorded 104 strikeouts.His most productive season in the major leagues came in 1930 when he pitched 150.2 innings and finished with a 9-7 record and a save. He had a 3.29 ERA that season and had 71 strikeouts.He pitched for Washington (1929-1931) and Philadelphia NL (1932-1933).