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Ervin Beckham Brame

  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 2", Weight 190 lb.

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[edit] Biographical Information

Erv Brame went 52-37 as a major league pitcher and also hit .306.

Brame was born in Big Rock, TN, in far northern Tennessee northwest of Nashville. After going 18-9 for Jersey City in 1927, he split his time in 1928 between Indianapolis, where he went 4-1, and the majors, where he went 7-4 for the 1928 Pirates.

In 1929 he went 16-11 and the next year he was 17-8. 1930 was also his best year with the bat as he hit .353 (the tenth-best batter in the 1930 National League, Hack Wilson, hit .356). Erv led the 1930 National League in complete games with 22.

Brame was also used as a pinch-hitter, going 25-for-70 in that role during his major league career.

In 1933 he was back in the minors with Toronto, going 9-7. He also played in the minors in 1934-35 and 1937, and managed part of 1937 for the Paducah Indians.

Brame died at age 48 of a heart attack. His obituary in the New York Times remembered that he was not only a pitcher but also a successful pinch-hitter.

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • NL Complete Games Leader (1930)
  • 15 Wins Seasons: 2 (1929 & 1930)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 2 (1929 & 1930)

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