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Paul Derringer
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Baseball Player
    (October 17, 1906-November 17, 1987)
    Born in Springfield, Kentucky
    Birth name is Samuel Paul Derringer
    Pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals (1931-33), Cincinnati Reds (1933-42) and the Chicago Cubs (1943-45)
    Six-time All-Star (1935, 1938-42)
    He was nicknamed 'Oom Paul' for his height and his weight of 205 pounds.
    The 1933 season was his worst season as he lost 27 games with the Cardinals and the Reds.
    He was belligerent both inside and outside the ballpark.
    He was the losing pitcher of Game 1 of the World Series three times (1931, 1939-40).
    He didn't have a good relationship with Dizzy Dean in St. Louis.
    He got into a brawl with an associate of New York Mayor Fiorello Laguardia at a hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    He refused to pay $8,100 for the damages following the assault case (May 10, 1939).
    He was the winning pitcher of the first major league night game, defeating the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 (May 24, 1935).
    He helped the Cardinals win the World Series his first major league debut season as he won 18 games with a .692 winning percentage.
    He was able to participate in the 1939 All-Star Game after the Reds paid parts of the money for the damages he caused which saved him from prison.
    He was one of the first two pitchers inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame.
    He helped the Reds win the 1940 World Series as he bounced back by winning Game 4 and 7 of the series.
    He was the NL sacrifice hits leader for pitchers with 17 (1939).

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