Winston, Hank

Primary Position: Relief pitcher
Birthplace: Youngsville

First, Middle Names: Henry Rudolph
Date of Birth:  June 15, 1904  Date and Place of Death: Feb. 4, 1974, Jacksonville, Fla.
Burial: Restlawn Memorial Park, Jacksonville, Fla.

High School: Undetermined  
College: Did Not Attend

Bats: L             Throws: R        Height and Weight: 6-3, 226
Debut Year: 1933       Final Year: 1936          Years Played: 2
Teams and Years: Philadelphia Athletics, 1933; Brooklyn Dodgers, 1936

Career Summary
G         W        L          Sv        ERA     IP         SO       WAR
15        1          3          0          6.23     13.0     10        -0.7

The called him Big Hank back home on the Henderson Gamecocks, a 6-3, 226-pound farm boy from nearby Franklin County who was the rawest of rookies, but he threw hard enough to impress the Old Tutor himself, Connie Mack. Henry Winston’s rise to the baseball stratosphere was nothing short of meteoric. His descent, however, was almost as rapid. Winston appeared in just 15 major-league games over parts of two seasons, walking almost two batters in every inning he pitched. He was soon back in the depths of the low minor leagues where he also umpired a bit while keeping order on the streets as a cop.

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