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Hal Gregg
Pitcher
Born: (1921-07-11)July 11, 1921
Anaheim, California
Died: May 13, 1991(1991-05-13) (aged 69)
Bishop, California
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 18, 1943, for the Brooklyn Dodgers
Last MLB appearance
August 17, 1952, for the New York Giants
MLB statistics
Win–loss record40–48
Earned run average4.54
Strikeouts401
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Harold Dana Gregg (July 11, 1921 – May 13, 1991) was a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Brooklyn Dodgers (1943–47), Pittsburgh Pirates (1948–50) and New York Giants (1952). Gregg batted and threw right-handed. He was born in Anaheim, California.

In a nine-season career, Gregg posted a 40–48 record with 401 strikeouts and a 4.54 ERA in 827 innings pitched.

In 1947 Gregg became an unlikely World Series figure. He had pitched very well in relief for Brooklyn, especially in the 4th game when Bill Bevens was hurling his 823 innings of no-hit ball only to lose in the 9th. Gregg relieved the starter in the 1st, got out of the jam with no runs, and pitched 7 innings holding the Yankees to 2 runs, working out of some more tough jams and keeping Brooklyn in the game. Since Brooklyn's manager had completely mishandled the pitching staff, continually using starters in relief, there was only Gregg ready to start game 7; Gregg thus joined some of the few but greatest pitchers in history who have started a World Series 7th game. Gregg, on two days' rest, lost, giving up 3 runs in 4 innings. He threw 12 innings in the series with 10 strikeouts including DiMaggio, who seldom struck out.

He was a better than average hitting pitcher in his career, compiling a .205 batting average (54-for-263) with 26 runs, 2 home runs and 15 RBI.

Gregg died in Bishop, California, at age of 69.

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Sporting positions Preceded byEd Head Brooklyn Dodgers Opening Day Starting pitcher 1944 Succeeded byCurt Davis Preceded byCurt Davis Brooklyn Dodgers Opening Day Starting pitcher 1946 Succeeded byJoe Hatten