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Harder logged two decades as both pitcher, coach

Mel Harder, who won 223 games during a 20-year career with the Cleveland Indians, died Oct. 20 at age 93.

Updated: November 12, 2002, 11:52 AM ET
Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- Mel Harder, who won 223 games during a 20-year career with the Cleveland Indians and pitched against such greats as Babe Ruth and Joe DiMaggio, died Oct. 20. He was 93.

Harder died at his home in Chardon, about 25 miles east of Cleveland, at 3:30 a.m., according to his grandson, Dan Itschner.

Harder, who held DiMaggio hitless the day before the New York Yankees' star started his 56-game hitting streak in 1941, was in failing health the past few years, and was hospitalized ...

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