Gordie Sundin, American baseball player, Died at 78


Gordon Vincent Sundin was born on October 10, 1937, and died on May 2, 2016.

He was an American professional baseball player.

Sundin was a right-handed pitcher.

His professional career went on for six seasons (1955–1959; 1961), but he made only one appearance in Major League Baseball, not been able to record an out — for the 1956 Baltimore Orioles.

He also batted right-handed, he stood at 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m) tall and weighed 215 pounds (98 kg).

The baseball player lone MLB appearance came on Wednesday, September 19, 1956, at Briggs Stadium against the Detroit Tigers.

When Baltimore was already behind, 8–1, when Sundin, three weeks shy of his 19th birthday, came into the game in the bottom half of the eighth inning.

Gordie Sundin faced two batters — Tiger pitcher Frank Lary and Harvey Kuenn — and issued two bases on balls before he was relieved by Billy O’Dell.

later, Lary manage to score an earned run charged against Sundin[2] (giving the Baltimore pitcher an earned run average of infinity per baseball’s statistics).

Gordie Sundin compiled a 14–23 win-loss record and a 5.86 ERA in 5 seasons of minor league baseball, retiring in 1961 at just the age of 23.

Gordie Sundin passed away at 78 yrs old.