From BR Bullpen
Allen Jones Gettel
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 3½", Weight 200 lb.
- High School Kempsville High School
- Debut April 20, 1945
- Final Game September 12, 1955
- Born September 17, 1917 in Norfolk, VA USA
- Died April 8, 2005 in Norfolk, VA USA
 Biographical Information
Al "Two-Gun" Gettel went 197-137 in a minor league career that spanned from 1936 through 1959. His greatest success in the minors came in the Pacific Coast League in the first half of the 1950s. Al went 23-7 with a 3.62 ERA for the 1950 Oakland Oaks, placing him second in the PCL in victories. In 1952, he led the PCL with 284 innings pitched. A year later he was named the top pitcher in the league after going 24-14 with a 3.20 ERA for the Oaks. He led the league in wins, innings (309) and complete games (30).
Gettel also appeared in the major leagues in all or parts of seven seasons between 1945 and 1955, pitching for six different teams with his best year coming with the Cleveland Indians in 1947, when he went 11-10 with a 3.20 ERA. Overall in the major leagues, Gettel was 38-45 with a 4.28 ERA, while appearing in 184 games.