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William Loes (born December 13, 1929 in Long Island City, Queensmarker) is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball. From 1950 through 1961, Loes played for the Brooklyn Dodgers (1950, 1952-56), Baltimore Orioles (1956-59) and San Francisco Giants (1960-61). He batted and threw right-handed.

In an 11-season career, Loes posted an 80-63 record with 645 strikeouts and a 3.89 ERA in 1190.1 innings pitched. He made the American League All-Star team in 1957.

The book Carl Erskine's Tales from the Dodgers Dugout: Extra Innings (2004) includes short stories from former Dodger pitcher and teammate Carl Erskine. Loes is prominent in many of these stories.

Loes holds a unique distinction, having witnessed, as a player involved in the game, four players hitting four home runs in a single game. When Brooklyn's Gil Hodges hit four homers in a single game in 1950 he had just been called up to the Dodgers; when the Braves' Joe Adcock hit four against Brooklyn in 1954, Loes was still with the Dodgers; when Cleveland's Rocky Colavito hit four against Baltimore in 1959, Loes was with the Orioles; and when Willie Mays hit four four-baggers in 1961 against the Braves, Loes was a teammate on the Giants. He was in the ballpark - as a player - when Hodges, Adcock, Colavito and Mays all hit four home runs in a single game!

Loes also famously said that he didn't want to be a 20-game winner, "Because then I'd be expected to do it every year."[152112] His career high in wins came in 1953, when he went 14-8 for the pennant-winning Dodgers.

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