Ted Pawelek

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Theodore John Pawelek (Porky)

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Biographical Information[edit]

Ted Pawelek, who had served in the Marine Corps in World War II, appeared in four games for the Chicago Cubs in September 1946, coming to the field once as a catcher. The regular catcher for the Cubs that year was Clyde McCullough.

His minor league career stretched from 1939 to 1953, with a gap from 1942 to 1945 while he was in the service.

Pawelek managed the Pampa Oilers to 5th place in 1953.

A scout for the Detroit Tigers at the time of his passing, he died in a car crash at age 44.

There is a photo of him arguing with an umpire in Baseball in Norfolk, Virginia from 1949, when he played for Portsmouth.

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