John Franklin Sain
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 185 lb.
Born: September 25, 1917 in Havana, AR
High School: Havana HS (Havana, AR) by the Signed Detroit Tigers as an amateur free agent in 1936.
( All Transactions) Debut: April 17, 1942 (Age 24)
vs. NYG 2.1 IP, 0 H, 3 SO, 0 BB, 0 ER, Sv Teams (by GP): Braves/Yankees/Athletics 1942-1955 Final Game: July 15, 1955 (Age 37)
vs. BAL 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: November 7, 2006 in Downers Grove, IL Buried: Havana Cemetery, Havana, AR
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