Former Brooklyn Dodger Dead at 88

Sam Nahem, a righthander who pitched the final game of the 1938 season for the Dodgers in 1938, and pitched for three other major league teams. He died in Berkeley, California April 19 at the age of 88.

Nahem was 15-5 with 140 strikeouts for Clinton in his rookie year (1937), and was called up to the Dodgers, beating the Phillies 7-3 on a six-hitter in the first game of a double-header October 2. It was his only appearance for Brooklyn. He spent the next three season playing in four minor leagues before returning to pitch for the Brows in 1941 and the Phillies in 1942. He missed the next three years because of World War II. He pitched for the Phils again in 1948 before retiring.