From BR Bullpen
Louis Alexander North
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 175 lb.
- High School Elgin High School
- Debut August 22, 1913
- Final Game July 20, 1924
- Born June 15, 1891 in Elgin, IL USA
- Died May 15, 1974 in Shelton, CT USA
 Biographical Information
"Lou North, a right-hander for the St. Louis Cardinals, was the first to go on relief as a long and steady custom. . . with forty appearances in 1921 . . . North's record stood until Marberry . . . became exclusively a rescuer in fifty-five games the next season." - from an article in the February 1950 issue of Baseball Digest
Lou North pitched seven seasons in the big leagues. After cups of coffee in 1913 and 1917, he came back in 1920-24. He led the league in Games Finished and saves in 1921, and in pitching appearances in 1922 when his record was 10-3.
Lou was with Omaha in 1915-16, going 16-8 in 1916. He was with Milwaukee during most of 1917-20, and pitched for Dallas and Fort Worth in 1924-26. The 1925 Fort Worth Panthers were one of the great minor league teams, going 103-48.