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Danny McDevitt dies at 78; pitched Brooklyn Dodgers' last game at Ebbets Field
Danny McDevitt dies at 78; pitched Brooklyn Dodgers' last game at Ebbets Field

Danny McDevitt, who left his imprint on baseball history by pitching the last game for the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field in 1957, died Saturday, two days after his 78th birthday. McDevitt, who lived in Social Circle, Ga., died at Newton Medical Center in nearby Covington, a hospital spokeswoman confirmed. The cause was not given. McDevitt was a rookie left-handed pitcher who had spent six seasons in the minor leagues for the New York Yankee and Dodger organizations before he was called up to the majors in June 1957. Known as a hard thrower with control problems, McDevitt threw a five-hit shutout for the Dodgers in a 2-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sept. 24, 1957. It was...

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