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Senators Acquire Reliever Marshall Bridges from Yankees

Nov. 30, 1963 - The Washington Senators today acquired left-handed relief pitcher Marshall Bridges (pictured) from the New York Yankees on waivers. Washington general manager George Selkirk said the 32-year-old pitcher had “recovered completely” from a gunshot wound in the leg suffered last spring in Florida and that he should strengthen the Senators’ bullpen staff. Prior to his stint with the Yankees, which began in 1962, Bridges pitched for the Cardinals and the Reds after spending time with the Negro League Memphis Red Sox and the minor leagues. Bridges’ best season came in 1962 while a member of the Yankees, anchoring the world champions’ relief staff while recording a team-leading 18 waves to go with an 8–4 record and a 3.14 earned run average. However, that same season he also became the first American League pitcher to give up a World Series grand slam when Chuck Hiller of the San Francisco Giants got hold of one in Game 4.

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