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Byron Houck

Byron Simon Houck (August 28, 1891 – June 17, 1969) was an American cinematographer and pitcher in Major League Baseball during the 1910s. He attended the University of Oregon.

Byron Houck
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Born: (1891-08-28)August 28, 1891
Prosper, Minnesota
Died: June 17, 1969(1969-06-17) (aged 77)
Santa Cruz, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 15, 1912, for the Philadelphia Athletics
Last MLB appearance
August 27, 1918, for the St. Louis Browns
MLB statistics
Win-Loss record 26-24
Earned run average 3.30
Strikeouts 224


Houck later pitched for the Vernon Tigers of the Pacific Coast League. Fatty Arbuckle owned the team and he worked with Buster Keaton. This connection led to Houck doing camera work on such Keaton silent films as Sherlock, Jr., Seven Chances and The General.