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Charles Edwin Lieber
(Dutch)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 180 lb.

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Dutch Lieber was a pitcher for 13 years (1929-1941), two in the major leagues (1935-1936), twelve in the minors (1929-1939;1941) and one in independent ball (1940).

Lieber was born on February 1, 1910, in Alameda, CA. On October 2, 1934, he was drafted by the Philadelphia Athletics from the San Francisco Missions in the Pacific Coast League (PCL) in the 1934 Rule V Draft. He was 25 years old when he broke into the big leagues with the Athletics on April 18, 1935, and a year later finished his major league career with the Athletics on April 26, 1936, having pitched in 21 games. He played for San Bernardino in the California State League (1929); the Missions (1929-1934); Albany in the International League (1935); the Athletics (1935-1936); the Los Angeles Angels of the PCL (1936-1939); the Birmingham Barons of the Southern Association (1939); and the Portland Beavers of the PCL (1941).

His best years came with the Angels at the end of his career as a reliever (1938-1939). In 10 years with the PCL in the offense-driven 1930s, he was 106-111 with 476 walks and 541 strikeouts in 1,826 innings pitched and an ERA of 4.18. Overall, he was 110-130 in his 12 years in the minors.

He was a private in the U.S. Army during World War II (BN). After the War, he was a truck driver. He died at age 51 in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Los Angeles, CA from lung cancer and is buried at Los Angeles National Cemetery in Los Angeles.

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Principal sources for Dutch Lieber include newspaper obituaries (OB), government Veteran records (VA,CM,CW), Stars & Stripes (S&S), Sporting Life (SL), The Sporting News (TSN), The Sports Encyclopedia:Baseball 2006 by David Neft & Richard Cohen (N&C), old Who's Who in Baseballs {{{WW}}} (WW), old Baseball Registers {{{BR}}} (BR) , old Daguerreotypes by TSN {{{DAG}}} (DAG), Stars&Stripes (S&S), The Baseball Necrology by Bill Lee (BN), Pat Doyle's Professional Ballplayer DataBase (PD), The Baseball Library (BL), Baseball in World War II Europe by Gary Bedingfield (GB) {{{MORE}}} and independent research by Walter Kephart (WK) and Frank Russo (FR) and others. and The Pacific Coast League: A Statistical History, 1903-1957 by Dennis Snelling

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