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September 15, 1907|
|Died: December 17, 1957
|April 21, 1934 for the Boston Red Sox|
Last MLB appearance
|September 30, 1948 for the Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Earned run average||3.99|
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.
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.
In popular culture
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 Ostermueller.
- Kennedy, Wally. "‘It didn’t happen that way’; Daughter of pitcher in ‘42’ says movie unfair to her father". The Joplin Globe (Joplin, MO: Community Newspaper Holdings). Retrieved November 3, 2014.
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