George Walter Connally
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 170 lb.
- School Meridian College
- Debut September 10, 1921
- Final Game July 18, 1934
- Born August 31, 1898 in McGregor, TX USA
- Died January 27, 1978 in Houston, TX USA
Sarge Connally played his entire twelve-year major league career in the American League for the Chicago White Sox and the Cleveland Indians. A pitcher, he started 67 games but was mostly a reliever with over 200 relief appearances and 31 saves.
The Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers says his key pitch was the fastball.
On September 24, 1925 he gave up a game-winning grand slam to Babe Ruth in the tenth inning of a game while the 1925 Yankees were down by three runs. It would be nearly 70 years before another Yankee, Jason Giambi, would also win a game by a game-winning grand slam with the Yankees down by three. Source: Giambi's slam
He was with Toledo in 1930 and part of 1931,
Connally pitched part of 1934 for the Buffalo Bisons and attracted attention by sometimes "fielding" balls hit back near the pitcher's mound by sticking out his foot to stop the ball. A book that came out around that time said that Connally had won the Congressional Medal of Honor for his service in WWI in the Marines, but it wasn't true. Source: Bisons historical site