Richard Conger (April 3, 1921 – February 16, 1970) was a Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the Detroit Tigers, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Philadelphia Phillies.[1] His key pitch was the fastball.[2]

From 1944 to 1946 Conger served in the military during World War II.[3]

After his major league career, Conger continued to play in the minor leagues, his last season being with Sacramento (PCL) and Oklahoma City (Texas League) in 1950.[4]

On June 26, 2011, he was inducted into the Southern California Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.[5]


  1. ^ "Dick Conger Statistics and History". Retrieved 2011-02-05.
  2. ^ Neyer, Rob and James, Bill. The Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers (Simon & Schuster, 2004), p. 170.
  3. ^ The ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia. Sterling Publishing. 2007. p. 1137. ISBN 1-4027-4771-3. 
  4. ^ Dick Conger minor league stats, retrieved 2011-06-10
  5. ^ "Sports Shorts". Jewish Sports Review. July–August 2011.  |access-date= requires |url= (help)

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