Max Lanier - 1951 Bowman

Hubert Max Lanier (1915-2007) spent 14 years as a left-handed Major League Baseball pitcher, and gained fame as the winning pitcher of Game 5 or the 1944 World Series … giving the St. Louis Cardinals a victory over the rival St. Louis Browns. Lanier signed with the Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1934 and spent 12 years (1938-1946, 1949-1951) with the team, compiling a 101-69 record with a 2.84 ERA. Lanier enjoyed one of his greatest seasons while with the Cards — going 15-7 in 1943 with a league-best 1.90 ERA. In 1944, he won a career-high 17 games, and was the winner of the final game of the World Series against the crosstown Browns. The 1943 and 1944 campaigns also included selection to the National League All-Star squads. At the start of the 1946 season, Lanier and several other big league players joined the Mexican League following a salary dispute with the MLB, resulting in a five-year suspension imposed by Baseball Commissioner Happy Chandler. After filing a lawsuit against the league, Chandler lifted the suspensions in June 1949, and Lanier and other players dropped their litigation. He ended his career playing for the New York Giants (1952-1953) and the St. Louis Browns (1953). Lanier was a lifetime 108-82 pitcher with a 3.01 ERA, 821 strikeouts, 21 shutouts, and 91 complete games. 



Condition Census (Explain)

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 GEM MT 10
1 GEM MT 10
2 MINT 9 (13)

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