|An Obituary For Clem Labine|
Written by Jim Amato (Contact & Archive) on March 10, 2007
Long time Brooklyn Dodgers relief pitcher Clem Labine passed away at the age of 80. Clem broke in with the Dodgers in 1950 and in eleven seasons he saved 83 games for them. He was part of the 1955 Brooklyn and 1959 Los Angeles Dodgers World Championship teams.
Clem started 1960 with LA then went to Detroit and finished in Pittsburgh. He had a decent year for the defending world champion Pirates in 1961 going 4-1 with a 3.69 ERA and eight saves in 92.2 innings of work. He went to the infamous New York Mets in 1962, his final season.
In thirteen big league years Clem was 77-56 with a career 3.63 ERA. He had 96 total saves and he even started 38 games in his career.
Rest in peace.