May 23, 1955: Released by the Chicago White Sox.When the Orioles cut Ted loose, it definitively brought an end to the 30-year-old's career. While pitching for half of the clubs in the American League that season, the southpaw had only racked up 14 appearances totalling 23.1 innings. He gave up 38 hits, 15 walks, and 30 runs (25 earned), struck out only 11 men, and served up 4 home runs. The final tallies: a 9.64 ERA and a 42 ERA+ (again, 100 ERA+ is league-average). Somewhere in that mess, he managed to win a single game for the Orioles, tossing a scoreless ninth inning against the crummy Athletics and benefiting from a walkoff two-run double by Bob Hale.
June 15, 1955: Signed as a Free Agent with the Cleveland Indians.
June 29, 1955: Released by the Cleveland Indians.
June 30, 1955: Signed as a Free Agent with the New York Yankees.
July 20, 1955: Released by the New York Yankees.
July 26, 1955: Signed as a Free Agent with the Baltimore Orioles.
September 17, 1955: Released by the Baltimore Orioles.
Now that's how you rack up some mileage in style.