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al sima, 1952 topps #93, washington senators

Player: Sima, Al

Card: 1952 Topps #93

Position: LHP

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Albert Sima (b. October 7, 1921 in Mahwah, NJ – d. August 17, 1993 in Suffern, NY) was an American professional baseball pitcher. He appeared in 100 Major League Baseball (MLB) games over four seasons for the Washington Senators (1950–51; 1953), Chicago White Sox (1954), and Philadelphia Athletics (1954). On September 19, 1954, Sima was the Athletics' last pitcher to take the mound in the final home game in their 54-year history in Philadelphia, hurling a scoreless ninth inning at Connie Mack Stadium. It was also Sima's last game in the Major Leagues.

Of Sima's 100 MLB appearances, 30 came as a starting pitcher. In 308⅔ innings pitched, he allowed 343 hits, 158 earned runs and 132 bases on balls. He recorded 111 strikeouts, four complete games and four saves, winning 11 of 32 decisions and compiling an earned run average of 4.61.

Sima's professional career extended for 16 seasons, and was interrupted in 1944–45 by service in the United States Navy during World War II. Most of his career was spent in minor league baseball in the organizations of the Senators and New York Giants, toiling for eight seasons as a member of Washington's Double-A affiliate, the Chattanooga Lookouts of the Southern Association.

He retired from pro ball in 1959. After baseball, Al worked as a pari-mutuel clerk at the Monmouth Race Track.

(excerpted from Baseball Almanac, BR Bullpen & Wikipedia)


1954 Topps 216


Al Sima is part of the Military Service during Wartime Tour – go to the Next Stop

Al is part of the Born in New Jersey Tour – go to the Next Stop

Al is also part of the Chicago White Sox Players Tour – Go To the Next Stop

See Al’s baseball cards at TCDB

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