Elroy Leon Face
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 155 lb.
Born: February 20, 1928 in Stephentown, NY
by the Signed Philadelphia Phillies as an amateur free agent in 1949.
( All Transactions) Debut: April 16, 1953 (Age 25)
vs. PHI 0.1 IP, 4 H, 0 SO, 1 BB, 3 ER Teams (by GP): Pirates/Expos/Tigers 1953-1969 Final Game: August 15, 1969 (Age 41)
vs. LAD 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB View Player Bio from the SABR BioProject
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