Slim Love

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Edward Haughton "Slim" Love (August 1, 1890 – November 30, 1942) was an American professional baseball pitcher from approximately 1910 to 1930. He played six seasons in Major League Baseball for the Washington Senators (1913), New York Yankees (1916–1918), and Detroit Tigers (1919–1920). Over six major league seasons, Love compiled a 28–21 record with a 3.04 earned run average (ERA). He also played in the minor leagues, including stints with the Los Angeles Angels (1914–1915) and Dallas Marines/Steers (1922–1928).

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Slim Love
Love with the New York Yankees, 1918
Born: August 1, 1890
Love, Mississippi, U.S.
Died: November 30, 1942(1942-11-30) (aged 52)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Batted: Left
Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 8, 1913, for the Washington Senators
Last MLB appearance
April 18, 1920, for the Detroit Tigers
MLB statistics
Win–loss record28–21
Earned run average3.04

Love's nickname was based on his large, lean frame, at 6 ft 7.5 in (2.02 m) and 195 pounds (88 kg). Upon his debut, Love became the tallest pitcher in major league history, surpassing Miles Main who was 6 foot 6 when he played from 1914 through 1918. Love remained the tallest pitcher in major league history until Johnny Gee made his debut in 1939 at six feet, nine inches.