Former Detroit pitcher Leslie Mueller dead at 93

Associated Press Modified: October 25, 2012 at 8:02 pm •  Published: October 25, 2012
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BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Ex-Detroit Tigers pitcher Leslie Mueller, known for taking the mound for more than 19 innings in one game, has died at age 93.

George Renner and Sons Funeral Home announced Mueller died Thursday, but no cause of death was given. Mueller resided in a nursing home in the southern Illinois city of Belleville.

Mueller signed with the Detroit Tigers out of high school in 1941. After military service during World War II, Mueller returned to the Tigers, going 6-8 during the team's 1945 World Series championship season.

Mueller is best known for pitching 19 2/3 innings during a game against the Philadelphia Athletics, which ended after 24 innings in a 1-1 tie.

After baseball, he operated a furniture store in Belleville.

Mueller is survived by his wife and three sons.



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