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Joseph F Page Jr.


FORMER PITCHER JOE PAGE DEAD AT 62

A funeral will be held tomorrow in Ligonier for former New York Yankee
pitcher Joe Page, who died Monday night in Latrobe hospital. He was 62.

Page pitched in the majors for just eight seasons, but he received
considerable acclaim as one of the first of baseball's workhorse relief
specialists.

A left hander who admitted following retirement that he threw a spitball,
Page gained most of his stature during late 1940s. He pitched in 56 games
in 1947 and posted a 14 - 8 record. He appeared in 60 games in 1949,
compiling a 13 - 8 record. In his seven seasons with the Yankees from 1944
to 1950, he was 57 - 49.

Page was released from the Yankes following the 1950 season when he
developed arm trouble. He tried a comeback with the Pirates in 1954,
appeared in seven games and had no record.

Following a funeral mass at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church in Ligonier,
he will be buried in New Kensington. Page had resided in Laaughlintown,
just east of Ligonier in Westmoreland County, where he ran a tavern.
(Page was the son of the late Lorena Couch Page and Joseph F Page and was
a native of Springdale, Pa.).
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(Source: Post Gazette Wed., April 23, 1980)
(Contributor: Samuel G Couch, scouch1798@aol.com)

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