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Ernie Koob

Born: Sep 11, 1892

Death: Nov 12, 1941

Birthplace: Keeler Township

Profession: Baseball player

Nationality: United States

Ernie Koob

Date of Birth : Sep 11, 1892
Date of Death : Nov 12, 1941
Birth Place : Keeler Township

Ernest Gerald Koob, is a former professional baseball player who played pitcher in the Major Leagues from 1915 to 1919 for the St. Louis Browns. On May 5, 1917, Koob no-hit the eventual World Champion Chicago White Sox 1-0, besting Eddie Cicotte—himself a no-hit pitcher against the Browns less than a month earlier, on April 14. The very next day, his teammate Bob Groom also no-hit the White Sox, 3–0 in the second game of a doubleheader; to date, Koob and Groom are the only teammates to pitch no-hitters on consecutive days. Koob attended college at Western State Normal School. An obituary published in the November 1941 issue of "The Sporting News" contained statements which complement and to some extent contradict the above information. It states that Mr. Koob was born in St. Louis in 1894; that he died in the Mount St. Rose Sanatorium on 12 November 1941, of a lung ailment; that he played baseball under the name "Smith" while attending Kalamazoo State College; that he served in the US Army during The Great War; and that he played with the Browns until 1920.


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