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Clem Dreisewerd

Born: Jan 24, 1916

Death: Sep 11, 2001

Birthplace: Old Monroe

Profession: Baseball player

Nationality: United States

Clem Dreisewerd

Date of Birth : Jan 24, 1916
Date of Death : Sep 11, 2001
Birth Place : Old Monroe

Clemens Johann "Steamboat" Dreisewerd was a pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for three different teams between 1944 and 1948. Listed at 6 ft 1.5 in, 195 lb., Dreisewerd batted and threw left-handed. He was born in Old Monroe, Missouri. During 10 years, Dreisewerd struggled in the minor leagues through the adversities and disappointments of baseball's contract system before attaining major league status. At the end of 1937, he decided to write a letter to the Baseball Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis. In this letter, Dreisewerd complained about the manner in which he had been moved around to other organizations while under contract with the New York Giants. On New Year's Day of 1938, Commissioner Landis granted him free agency. In 1944, while pitching for Sacramento, Dreisewerd turned things around recording 20 wins and a 1.61 ERA, the lowest of the Pacific Coast League pitchers. Finally, he reached the majors late in the season with the Boston Red Sox, ending with a 2–4 mark in seven starts. After appearing in only two games in 1945, he was recruited by the U.S. Navy near the end of World War II.


  • Baseball player
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