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19 NELSON BRILES (Franchise player #0093 - 1974-07)

Position: P

Nelson Briles

Nelson Kelley Briles ("Nellie")
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 200 lb.
College: Santa Clara

Born: August 5, 1943 in Dorris, CA
Died: February 13, 2005 in Orlando, FL
Acquired: December 4, 1973: Traded by the Pittsburgh Pirates with Fernando Gonzalez to the Royals for Ed Kirkpatrick, Kurt Bevacqua, and Winston Cole

Traded: November 12, 1975: Traded by the Royals to the Texas Rangers for Dave Nelson

MLB Debut: April 19, 1965
Final MLB Game: September 13, 1978
Royals Debut: April 17, 1974
Final Royals Game:
September 20, 1975
 
Statistics with the Royals (led team in bold)
Year W L G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB SO ERA
1974 5 7 18 17 3 0 0 103.0 118 48 46 9 21 41 4.02
1975 6 6 24 16 3 0 2 112.0 127 60 53 19 25 73 4.26
w/Royals 11 13 42 33 6 0 2 215.0 245 108 99 28 46 114 4.14
Career 129 112 452 279 64 17 22 2111.2 2141 929 807 186 547 1163 3.44

For complete stats, go to Baseball-Reference.com's Nelson Briles page

Notes
Played for the St. Louis Cardinals (1965-70), Pittsburgh Pirates (1971-73), Texas Rangers (1976-77), and the Baltimore Orioles (1977-78)
Won 2 World Series Rings (1967 Cardinals & 1971 Pirates)
Died after having a heart attack at a Pirates Alumni golf tournament
 
 
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