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Arnold Carl Earley
Born: June 4, 1933 in Lincoln Park, Mich.
Died: Sept. 29, 1999 in Flint, Mich.
Debut: 1960 | Pos: P
H: 6’1″ | W: 195 | B: L | T: L

8 12 20 223 14 381.1 310 4.48

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Arnold Earley, a pitcher who debuted in the major leagues in 1960, died on Sept. 29, 1999 at his home in Flint, Mich. He was 66.

He pitched in 223 games in parts of eight seasons in the major leagues, compiling a 4.48 ERA and a 12-20 record with 14 saves. He also recorded 310 strikeouts in 381.1 innings pitched.

He was signed by the Boston Red Sox prior to the 1953 season and made his debut with the team in 1960. In 1961, he was 2-4 with 7 saves in 49.2 innings for the Red Sox.

He pitched for Boston through the 1965 season when he was traded that December, along with Lee Thomas, to the Atlanta Braves for Bob Sadowski and Dan Osinski. He appeared in the majors again in 1966 with the Cubs and in 1967 with the Houston.

Following his career in baseball, he worked with the Genesee County Sheriff’s Department from 1969 to 1977.