Born: Atkins Arkansas on July 26 1914
Hit stride with bang in 1949, won 23, lost 6, for a .793 percentage, best in league. Appeared in 43 games. Pitched 19 complete games. Had a 10-7 record during the previous year. Was a member of the St Louis Browns, 1945-47. However, he had only two years of active pitching for them since he spent 1945 in the military service.
Moved into the bullpen Ellis Kinder, the Boston Red Sox's great reliever, appeared in 63 games 1951, only three short of the league's record. Kinder was 11-2 with a 2.55 ERA for 127 innings and took all honors as the American League's top reliever. Kinder's bullpen work helped the 1951 Boston Red Sox finish third in the league. The 1951 Cleveland Indians, who ended in 2nd place behind the league leading Yankees, were aided by reliever Lou Brissie, who was top-notch last year. Brissie pitched in 50 relief jobs, had a 2.22 ERA, 4-3 record. Luis Aloma, White Sox, was super out of the bullpen, going 6-0, 25 games, in 69 innings. Aloma's pitching helped the 1951 Chicago White Sox finish in first division, 4th place.