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Lore Verne Bader (April 27, 1888 - June 2, 1973) was a pitcher
in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Giants (1912) and
Boston Red Sox (1917-1918). Bader batted left handed and threw right
handed. He was born in Bader, Illinois. In a three-season career, Bader
posted a 5-3 record with 27 strikeouts and a 2.51 ERA in 75-1/3 innings
In 1912 Bader pitched in two games for the New York Giants. In
his debut, on September 30, he pitched a complete game, 4–2 victory
over the Philadelphia Phillies and their staff ace Grover Cleveland
Alexander, foiling Alexander's bid for his 20th victory of the season.
After that, Bader played for the Buffalo minor league team, and went
16-7 In 1914, 20-18 in 1915, and in 1916 topped the league pitchers
with a 23-8 mark.
Bader returned to the major leagues with the Boston Red Sox in
1917. He ended 2-0 with a 2.37 ERA in 15 games, all but one in relief.
He enlisted in the Navy at the end of the season, but was discharged in
June 1918 because of loose knee ligaments. He rejoined the Red Sox for
the rest of the year and played his last game on July 18.
Following his majors career, Bader pitched with the Toronto
Maple Leafs of the International League in 1920 and 1923 and was a
pitcher-manager with the Lynn, Massachusetts team of the New England
League in 1926. He also worked as a Boston Braves scout in 1927, and
managed the Hartford, Connecticut club in the Eastern League in 1930.
Bader died in LeRoy, Kansas, at the age of 85.
Nicknamed "King", Bader was also known as "Two Pairs" because he loved playing cards.