Harry Harper

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Harry Harper
Harry Harper 1915.jpeg
Born: (1895-04-24)April 24, 1895
Hackensack, New Jersey
Died: April 23, 1963(1963-04-23) (aged 67)
New York, New York
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
June 27, 1913, for the Washington Senators
Last MLB appearance
May 8, 1923, for the Brooklyn Robins
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 57–76
Earned run average 2.87
Strikeouts 623
Career highlights and awards

Harry Clayton Harper (April 24, 1895 – April 23, 1963) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for four teams between 1913 and 1923. Listed at 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m), 165 lb., Harper batted and threw left-handed. He was born in Hackensack, New Jersey.

Throughout his career, Harper was a bad-luck pitcher either due to injury or playing on a bad baseball team. He entered the majors in 1913 with the Washington Senators, playing for them for seven seasons before joining the Boston Red Sox (1920), New York Yankees (1921) and Brooklyn Robins (1923). His most productive season came in 1916 with Washington, when he posted career numbers in wins (14), strikeouts (149) and innings pitched (249⅓), while recording an earned run average of 2.45.

In 1918, Harper went 11–10 in 244.0 innings, but his 2.18 ERA ranked him sixth between the American League pitchers. He had a 6–21 record with a 3.72 ERA for the hapless Senators in 1919 to lead the AL in losses, and in 1920 he had a 5–14 mark with the Red Sox. He did, however, manage to get a solid 3.04 ERA to rank seventh in AL. He also started for the Yankees in Game 6 of the 1921 World Series, but did not have a decision.

In a 10-season career, Harper posted a 57–76 record with 623 strikeouts and a 2.87 ERA in 219 appearances, including 171 starts, 66 complete games, 12 shutouts, five saves, and 1256.0 innings.

Following his baseball career, Harper made a fortune as a New Jersey industrialist. A resident of the Layton section of Sandyston Township, New Jersey,[1] He died in New York City, just one day short of his 68th birthday.


  1. ^ Barbati, Carl. "Sussex Hall of Fame welcomes new members", New Jersey Herald, November 19, 2012. Accessed January 5, 2017. "Harry Harper, Layton (1913-23, Senators, Red Sox, Yankees, Dodgers)"

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
  • Baseball Library
  • Retrosheet
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