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Max Surkont
Max Surkont 1953.jpg
Surkont in about 1952
Pitcher
Born: (1922-06-16)June 16, 1922
Central Falls, Rhode Island
Died: October 8, 1986(1986-10-08) (aged 64)
Largo, Florida
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 19, 1949, for the Chicago White Sox
Last MLB appearance
May 1, 1957, for the New York Giants
MLB statistics
Win–loss record61–76
Earned run average4.38
Innings pitched1,194​13
Strikeouts571
Teams

Matthew Constantine Surkont (June 16, 1922 – October 8, 1986) was an American professional baseball pitcher who played from 1949 through 1957 in the Major Leagues. He played for the Chicago White Sox, Boston Braves, Milwaukee Braves, Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals, and New York Giants. The nickname Max was given to him by his childhood friends.[1]

Minor league pitcher

A native of Central Falls, Rhode Island, the right-handed Surkont was in the St. Louis Cardinals organization as a major league prospect. He was highly touted in 1942, prior to injuring his arm during spring training. This impeded his advancement throughout the season, as the injury was of a lingering kind.[2] Surkont was sold to the Braves before being returned to the Cardinals after manager Billy Southworth passed on him. He was again shipped to the Rochester Red Wings, where he remained until 1949. Then the Chicago White Sox risked the draft price on Surkont. The team was struggling at the time to emerge from the second division of the American League standings.[3]

Career highlight

Surkont pitched for the Milwaukee Braves in 1953. Against the Cincinnati Reds on May 25, 1953, he recorded eight consecutive strikeouts. Following his seventh straight strikeout, Surkont was forced to endure a thirty-five-minute rain delay. Afterward he struck out Andy Seminick to lead off the fifth inning. Surkont struck out thirteen batters in the game, a 10–3 Braves victory. He was 11–5 for the season and recorded a 61–76 career record.[4] The record stood until Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher, Tom Seaver, struck out ten in a row in 1970.[5]

Surkont was projected to be a top starter for Pittsburgh, where he was traded prior to the 1954 season.[6] It was reported that Surkont ate his way off the Braves' team, having an especial fondness for Polish sausage.[7]

References

  1. ^ Baseball Register, 1956, C.C Spink & Son, pg. 232.
  2. ^ High-flying birds: the 1942 St. Louis Cardinals, Jerome M. Mileur, University of Missouri Press, 2009, pg. 134.
  3. ^ Baseball Digest, August 1951, pg. 69.
  4. ^ Baseball Digest, September 2004, pg. 9.
  5. ^ The Braves Encyclopedia, Gary Caruso, Temple University Press, 1995, pg. 381.
  6. ^ The Pittsburgh Pirates Encyclopedia, David Finoli and Bill Rainer, Sports Publishing, LLC, 2003, pg 117.
  7. ^ Baseball Digest, October 1987, pg. 28.

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