Fritz Ostermueller

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Fritz Ostermueller
Fritz Ostermueller Browns.jpg
Born: (1907-09-15)September 15, 1907
Quincy, Illinois
Died: December 17, 1957(1957-12-17) (aged 50)
Quincy, Illinois
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
April 21, 1934 for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
September 30, 1948 for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Career statistics
Record 114-115
Earned run average 3.99
Strikeouts 774

Frederick Raymond "Fritz" Ostermueller (September 15, 1907 – December 17, 1957) was a pitcher in major league baseball from 1934 to 1948 for the Boston Red Sox, Brooklyn Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates, and St. Louis Browns.[1]


Ostermueller in 1934

Ostermueller made his major league debut on April 21, 1934 with the Boston Red Sox, pitching seven seasons for them, chiefly as a starter. On December 3, 1940, he was sold to the St. Louis Browns, along with Denny Galehouse.[2]

In popular culture[edit]

Ostermueller was portrayed in the film 42 by Linc Hand. In the film, Ostermueller hits Jackie Robinson with a high pitch, but in a subsequent game Robinson hits a game winning home run off of him.

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