Born: July 30, 1923|
New Wilmington, Pennsylvania
Died: March 28, 2006 82) (aged|
|September 12, 1946, for the Brooklyn Dodgers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|June 12, 1956, for the Chicago Cubs|
|Earned run average||3.94|
Paul Edison Minner (July 30, 1923 – March 28, 2006), is a former professional baseball player who played pitcher in the Major Leagues from 1946 to 1956. He would play for the Chicago Cubs and Brooklyn Dodgers. Born in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, he was listed at 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) and 210 lb (95 kg).
Minner was signed by the Dodgers and began minor league play in 1941, but service as a master sergeant in the United States Army during World War II interrupted his baseball career from 1943 through 1945.
Minner surrendered the first home run in Frank Robinson's career on April 28, 1956. It was the first of his 586 career home runs, seventh all-time.
Minner died March 28, 2006, in Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, aged 82.
- "Paul Minner Statistics and History". baseball-reference.com. sports-reference.com. Retrieved August 12, 2016.
- Paul Minner at the SABR Bio Project, by Gregory H. Wolf, retrieved August 12, 2016
- "Frank Robinson Applauds His 500th". Toledo, Ohio: The Blade. Associated Press (AP). September 14, 1971. p. 25. Retrieved August 12, 2016.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Baseball in Wartime – Those Who Served A to Z