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Joseph William Heving

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Brother of Johnnie Heving, Joe Heving pitched 13 years in the big leagues, posting a record of 76-48 (.613 winning percentage) with 63 saves.

Heving began in the minor leagues in 1923 as an outfielder. In 1925 he became a pitcher.

During most of his major league career Heving was one of the oldest players in the league. Heving was always primarily a reliever except in 1938. He won in double figures in 1939-40, going 11-3 and 12-7.

The Cleveland Indians Encyclopedia says that Heving was sent to Milwaukee in May 1938 after an altercation with Earl Averill. He had previously been with Milwaukee in 1936, going 19-12. He also had an altercation once with Ted Williams. Source: Heving brothers honored

He also played for the 1928 Asheville Tourists. The book I Remember Ted Williams includes a quote from Heving who had played for St. Paul against Williams when Williams was with Minneapolis.

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