- Jesse Flores
Jesse Flores Pitcher Born: November 2, 1914
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Died: December 17, 1991(aged 77)
Batted: Right Threw: Right MLB debut April 16, 1942 for the Chicago Cubs Last MLB appearance September 17, 1950 for the Cleveland Indians Career statistics Win–loss record 44-59 Strikeouts 352 Earned run average 3.18 Teams
Jesse Sandoval Flores (November 2, 1914 - December 17, 1991) was a Major League Baseball pitcher. The 5'10", 175 lb. right-hander was a native of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. He played for the Cubs (1942), Philadelphia Athletics (1943–47), and Cleveland Indians (1950).
Flores was originally signed by the Chicago Cubs as an amateur free agent before the 1938 season. He was a starting pitcher in almost two-thirds of his major league appearances. In 1943, he won a career-high 12 games for Philadelphia with a 3.11 earned run average and finished in a tie for 27th place in the American League MVP voting. In 1946, he was 9-7, his only winning record, and had the fifth-best ERA in the league (2.32).
Flores did most of his pitching for Philadelphia, one of the worst teams in the league at the time. In five seasons there (1943–1947), he won 41 and lost 55, yet had a fine ERA of 3.15. His winning percentage during that span was .427. Meanwhile, the A's won 300 games and lost 466 for a winning percentage of .392.
Flores died in 1991 in Orange, California.
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