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Former Detroit Pitcher, Belleville Resident Leslie Mueller Dead At 93

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BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) Ex-Detroit Tigers pitcher Leslie Mueller, known for taking the mound for more than 19 innings in one game, has died at age 93.   George Renner and Sons Funeral Home announced Mueller died Thursday, but no cause of death was given. Mueller resided in a nursing home in Belleville.

Mueller signed with the Detroit Tigers out of high school in 1941. After military service during World War II, Mueller returned to the Tigers, going 6-8 during the team’s 1945 World Series championship season.   Mueller is best known for pitching 19 2/3 innings
during a game against the Philadelphia Athletics, which ended after 24 innings in a 1-1 tie.

After baseball, he operated a furniture store in Belleville.   Mueller is survived by his wife and three sons.

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