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 History Players Teams Obituaries Site search Contact UsSponsor a page on Historic Baseball! Click here for detailsFlintRhemCharles Flint RhemBorn:January 24, 1901 in Rhems, S.C.Died:July 30, 1969 in Columbia, S.C.Debut: 1924 | Pos: PH: 6’2″ | W: 180 | B: R | T: RYRWLGSVIPSOERA1210597294101725.15344.20 >> Visit theFlint Rhem biography on Baseball Almanac for complete statistics.Flint Rhem, born in Columbia, S.C., pitched in the Major Leagues for 12 seasonsand “survived” one of the strangest incidents in baseball. In 1926, while pitching for the St. Louis Cardinals, Rhem posteda 20-7 record and a 3.21 ERA in 258 innings pitched. The 20 wins were enoughto tie Rhem for the National League lead in victories. In 1930, with St. Louis and Brooklyn battling for first place, Rhem disappearedfor two days. Rhem told his teammates that he had been kidnapped by a groupof Dodgers fans and tied up in a hotel for two days. Rhem said he had beenforced to drink an incapicating amount of whiskey so that he wouldn’t beable to pitch in an upcoming game.Rhem was known for his love of whiskey.He did pitch in a couple of World Series games,compiling an 0-1 record in 10 innings pitched and a 6.10 ERA.