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1955 Bowman #62 Royce Lint

Royce James Lint

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 6' 1", Weight 165 lb.

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Royce Lint pitched one year in the major leagues (1954) and 15 years in the minors (1939-1956), losing three years to military service. He was born on January 1, 1921, in Birmingham, AL. Late in his career, he was 33 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 13, 1954 with the St. Louis Cardinals. His final game in the big leagues came on August 29th of that year.

Lint played for the Andalusia Rams in the Alabama-Florida League in (1939) and in the Alabama State League (1940); the Gadsden Pilots in the Southeastern League (1940); the Harrisburg Senators in the Inter-State League (1941-1942); the Albany Senators in the Eastern League (1942 and 1947); the Indianapolis Indians in the American Association (1947-1951) with a stop with the San Antonio Missions of the Texas League in 1948); the Hollywood Stars of the Pacific Coast League (PCL) (1952); the Portland Beavers of the PCL (1952) from which he was drafted by the Cardinals in the 1953 Rule V draft on November 30th; and closing out his career with Portland (1953-1955). He served three years in the U.S. Armed Forces during World War II (1943-1945) (GB).

In his four months in the majors, he pitched 30 games with four starts (one complete game, which was a shutout) and was (2-3) with 36 strikeouts and 30 bases on balls in 70 1/3 innings with an ERA of 4.86. In the minors he was 154-113 (90-62 in AAA). He was 22-10 with an ERA of 3.10 with Portland in 1953. On New Year's day of 2006, he celebrated his 85th birthday, but died four months later.

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Principal sources for Royce Lint 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.

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