Pettit, Paul

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Pettit, Paul Gender: M
George William Paul Pettit
born on 29 November 1931 at 12:05 (= 12:05 PM )
Place Los Angeles, California, 34n03, 118w15
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
Orig source not known
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 06°39' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 00°33 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 01°05'


American baseball star known as the "Wizard of Whiff", he was a pitcher who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1951 and 1953. He signed secretly with the Pittsburgh Pirates in October 1949 and final contracts were completed on 31 January 1950 with a signing bonus of $100,000, which made headline news. This $100,000 sum (equivalent to $1,063,000 in 2019) was a new record, and made Pettit baseball's first six-figure bonus baby.

Pettit attended college during his baseball career, and by the time he stopped playing, earned a degree in Physical Education from Cal State Long Beach. He began teaching and coaching high school baseball in 1962. He managed the minor league Dubuque Royals in 1968, after which he returned to coaching high school baseball in Lawndale, California.

Pettit married and had six children. He died on 24 September 2020 at the age of 88 in Canyon Lake, California.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Friend, Bob (born 24 November 1930). Notes: Pittsburgh Pirates teammates, 1951-1953
  • associate relationship with Groat, Dick (born 4 November 1930). Notes: Pittsburgh Pirates teammates, 1953


  • Work : Contracts, agreements January 1950 ($100,000 signing bonus)
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Source Notes

Garth Allen in Dell 3/1955


  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 88)
  • Vocation : Sports : Baseball (Pitcher for Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • Vocation : Sports Business : Coach/ Manager/ Owner
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession (MLB player, 1951, 1953)
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book