Paul Derringer

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Birthday
17, 1906
Birthplace
Kentucky
Death Date
Nov 17, 1987 (81)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
17, 1906
Birthplace
Kentucky
Death Date
Nov 17, 1987 (81)

About

MLB pitcher from the 1930s and 1940s who became one of the top hurlers in Cincinnati Reds history.

Before Fame

He lettered in football, basketball and baseball in high school.

Trivia

On May 24, 1935, he started the first night game in MLB history; his Cincinnati Reds defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1.

Family Life

He married three times and had one daughter, Lida.

Associated With

He was on the mound for the Cincinnati Reds when President Franklin D. Roosevelt flipped the switch to create the first night game in baseball history.