Marv Breuer

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Marvin Howard Breuer
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Missouri native Marv Breuer spent ten seasons in professional baseball from 1934 to 1943. He spent six of those years (1934-1939) in the minor leagues before getting his chance at the big leagues.

Breuer made his debut in the major leagues with the New York Yankees on May 4, 1939 appearing in one game with no decisions and spent the rest of the season with the Kansas City Blues of the American Association. Marv led the league with a 2.28 ERA and helped his team to the league championship with a 17-6 record.

Marv spent the next four seasons (1940-1943) back with the Bronx Bombers, building a 25-26 record and a 4.03 ERA in 86 outings. His best year came in 1941, when he went 9-7 in 26 games. His final game with the Yankees and in professional baseball came on September 28, 1943.

During his six-year minor league run, Breuer had four double-digit winning seasons. The first came in 1935 with the Joplin Miners of the class C Western Association when he went 14-14 for a last-place team. In 1936 Marv threw an 18-9 record at the class A New York-Pennsylvania League and helped his team, the Binghamton Triplets, to the League Championship. He went 12-12 for the second-place 1938 Kansas City Blues, helping his club to the league playoff Title and then topped this off with the above-mentioned 17-6 record in 1939.

Breuer left baseball after the 1943 season with a 75-69 minor league record in 196 games. His major league stats show a 25-26 record while appearing in 86 games.

Breuer received a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering in 1935, and after baseball worked for the United States Geological Survey for 31 years, retiring in 1976. Marvin Howard Breuer died at the age of 76 on January 17, 1991, at Phelps Regional Hospital in Rolla, MO.

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