Oscar Bielaski

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Oscar Bielaski
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Right fielder
Born: (1847-03-21)March 21, 1847
Washington, D.C.
Died: November 8, 1911(1911-11-08) (aged 64)
Washington, D.C.
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 24, 1872 for the Washington Nationals
Last MLB appearance
July 21, 1876 for the Chicago White Stockings
Career statistics
Batting average .241
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 55
Teams

Oscar Bielaski (March 21, 1847 – November 8, 1911) was an American right fielder and the first Polish-American to play Major League Baseball, playing from 1872 until 1876. His father was Alexander Bielaski, a Captain for the Union army, died at the battle of Belmont. Oscar learned to play baseball while enlisted in the Union Army as a drummer.[1]

Oscar Bielaski was inducted in the National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame in 2005.[1]

Oscar was born in Washington, D.C., and died there, at the age of 64. He is interred at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Oscar Bielaski". polishsportshof.com. Retrieved 2009-03-24. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Oscar Bielaski's career statistics". retrosheet.org. Retrieved 2009-03-24. 

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