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Mike Fornieles

Jose Miguel Fornieles
Born: Jan. 18, 1932 in Havana, Cuba
Died: Feb. 11, 1998 in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Debut: 1952 | Pos: P
H: 5’11” | W: 172 | B: R | T: R

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Mike Fornieles, a major league pitcher who was an All-Star in 1961, died on Feb. 11, 1998 in St. Petersburg, Fla.

He debuted with Washington on Sept. 2, 1952 and finished 2-2 in four games with a 1.37 ERA. In December of that year, Washington traded him to the White Sox for Chuck Stobbs.

After limited success with the White Sox, he was traded in May 1956, along with Connie Johnson, George Kell and Bob Nieman, to the Orioles for Jim Wilson and Dave Philley. A little over a year later, the Orioles sent him to the Red Sox for Billy Goodman.

It was with the Red Sox that he found the most success. In 1960, he was 10-5 with 14 saves and in 1961 he was 9-8 with 15 saves.