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Brecheen pitched from 1940-1953

Associated Press

ADA, Okla. -- Former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher and Oklahoma native, Harry "The Cat" Brecheen died Saturday.

Brecheen was 89.

The Criswell Funeral Home in Ada, Okla., says Brecheen died in a Bethany nursing home.

Brecheen was a two-time All-Star during his 12-year career. He had a 133-92 record with a 2.92 ERA in 11 seasons with the Cardinals and one with the St. Louis Browns, playing from 1940 to 1953.

He also had a career record of 4-1 in the World Series. In 1946, he beat the Ted Williams-led Boston Red Sox three times -- including victories in Games 6 and 7 -- to help the Cardinals win the championship in seven games.

He pitched complete games in Games 2 and 6, and came on to win in relief in Game 7.

Brecheen, born in 1914 in Broken Bow, Okla., is one of only 11 pitchers to win three games in a World Series since 1905.

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