Given Name: Alfred Voyle
RHP 1930-31, 33, 35-40 Indians, Tigers , Browns
After three ML trials with ERAs over 6.00, Lawson had three wins for the 1935 World
Champion Tigers, including a shutout over Lefty Grove. In 1937 he managed 18 wins
with a whopping 5.26 ERA.
|FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY|
|» May 13, 1939: In a 10-player deal, Bobo Newsom goes from the St. Louis Browns, along with Beau Bell, Red Kress, and Jim Walkup, to Detroit for Vern Kennedy, Bob Harris, George Gill, Roxie Lawson, Chet Laabs, and Mark Christman. It is one of the biggest trades of the 1930s. Newsom will rack up 17 wins this year as a Tiger to finish at 20–11. Kennedy will be the reverse, finishing at 9–20, while Gill, 0-1 after two fine seasons with the Tigers, will be 1–12 with the Browns. |