|Born: March 4, 1918|
|Died: April 4, 1982 (aged 64)|
Fort Smith, Arkansas
|April 18, 1942, for the New York Yankees|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 1, 1952, for the Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Earned run average||5.09|
Melvin Joseph Queen (March 4, 1918 – April 4, 1982) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball. From 1942 through 1952, he played for the New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates. Born in Maxwell, Pennsylvania, he batted and threw right-handed.
In an eight-season career, Queen posted a 27–40 record with 328 strikeouts and a 5.09 ERA in 5562⁄3 innings pitched. His best season was in 1951 when he led the National League pitchers with a 6.58 SO/9 (123 SO in 1681⁄3 IP).
On August 27, 1951, Queen became a notable footnote in baseball history when he was thrown out by two feet at first base by strong-armed Brooklyn Dodger outfielder Carl Furillo after Queen had apparently singled into right field.
His son, Melvin Douglas Queen, was an MLB outfielder-turned-pitcher who played with the Reds and Angels and also coached and managed for the Toronto Blue Jays.
Queen died in Fort Smith, Arkansas, at the age of 64.