Ron Kline
Ron Kline - Pittsburgh Pirates - 1957.jpg
Kline in 1957
Born: (1932-03-09)March 9, 1932
Callery, Pennsylvania
Died: June 22, 2002(2002-06-22) (aged 70)
Callery, Pennsylvania
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 21, 1952, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
June 13, 1970, for the Atlanta Braves
MLB statistics
Win–loss record114–144
Earned run average3.75

Ronald Lee Kline (March 9, 1932 – June 22, 2002) was an American professional baseball player. He played in Major League Baseball as a right-handed pitcher over parts of seventeen seasons (1952, 1955–1970) with the Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Angels, Detroit Tigers, Washington Senators, Minnesota Twins, San Francisco Giants, Boston Red Sox and Atlanta Braves. For his career, he compiled a 114–144 record in 736 appearances, most as a relief pitcher, with a 3.75 earned run average and 989 strikeouts.

Kline missed the 1953–1954 baseball seasons due to military service.[1]

Kline was born in Callery, Pennsylvania, and returned there to serve as mayor after leaving baseball.[2] He died in Callery in June 2002, aged 70. He had heart and kidney problems at the time of his death.[3]

See also


  1. ^ "Ron Kline Minor League Statistics & History". Retrieved July 1, 2015.
  2. ^ "Ron Kline, 70, Pitcher in 50's and 60's, Dies". The New York Times. Associated Press (AP). June 26, 2002. Retrieved July 1, 2015.
  3. ^ "Ron Kline – BR Bullpen". Retrieved July 1, 2015.