Spider Baum

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Charles Adrian Baum

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 1", Weight 165 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Pitcher Spider Baum holds the record (tied with Tony Freitas) with nine 20 win seasons in the minor leagues. Baum won 267 games in 15 seasons in the Pacific Coast League. He also pitched 240 complete games and 52 shutouts, and struck out 1,646 batters in the PCL. Overall, Baum was 325-280 with a 2.72 ERA in 2946 IP in the minors between 1902 and 1920.

After his playing career, Baum worked in the front offices of the San Francisco Seals, Salt Lake City Bees, and San Diego Padres (PCL). His brother, Allen T. Baum, was president of the Pacific Coast League from 1912 to 1919. He is a member of the Pacific Coast League Hall of Fame

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