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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 MLB (1954) and 15 years in the minors (1939-1956), losing three years to the Military. He was born on Saturday, 1 January 1921, in Birmingham, AL. Late in his career, he was 33 years old when he broke into the big leagues on 13 April 1954 with the St. Louis Cardinals. His final game in MLB came on 29 August 1954 with the Cardinals.

Lint played for Andalusia in the Alabama-Florida League (1939); Andalusia in the Alabama State League and Gadsden in the Southeastern League (1940); Harrisburg in the Inter-State League (1941-1942); Albany in the Eastern League (1942;1947); the Indianapolis Indians in the American Association (1947-1951) with a stop in San Antonio 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 30 November; and closing out his career with Portland (1953-1955). He served three years in the U.S. Armed Forces (1943-1945) (GB).

In his four months in MLB, he pitched 30 games with four starts (one complete) and was (2-3) with 36 strikeouts and 30 bases on balls in 70⅓ 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.

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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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