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Bill Fleming

Leslie Fletchard Fleming
Born: July 31, 1913 in Rowland, Calif.
Died: June 4, 2006 in Reno, N.V.
Debut: 1940 | Pos: P
H: 6′ | W: 190 | B: R | T: R

6 16 21 123 3 442.0 167 3.79

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Bill Fleming, who pitched for parts of six seasons in the major leagues during the 1940s, died on June 4, 2006 in Reno, N.V.

Fleming posted a 16-21 record with three saves in his major league appearances. He pitched in 123 games and started 40. His career totals include 167 strikeouts and a 3.79 ERA.

He was 26 years old when he made his debut with Boston AL in 1940. He pitched for Boston (1940-1941) and Chicago NL (1942-1946). One his most productive seasons in the major leagues cam in 1944 when he finished with a 9-10 record and a 3.13 ERA in 158.1 innings with the Cubs.

According to available statistics, Fleming finished his minor league career with a 128-96 record and 24 saves in 1,926.1 innings pitched. He posted a career 3.83 ERA and struck out 1,100 batters.