Bob Roselli

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Bob Roselli
Born: (1931-12-10)December 10, 1931
San Francisco, California
Died: November 6, 2009(2009-11-06) (aged 77)
Roseville, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 16, 1955, for the Milwaukee Braves
Last MLB appearance
September 29, 1962, for the Chicago White Sox
MLB statistics
Batting average .219
Home runs 2
Runs batted in 10

Robert Edward Roselli (December 10, 1931 – November 6, 2009) was an American professional baseball player, a catcher who played in Major League Baseball between the 1955 and 1962 seasons. Listed at 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m), 185 lb (84 kg), Roselli batted and threw right-handed. He was born in San Francisco.

Roselli, who played most of his baseball career in the minor leagues, caught from 1950 through 1953 with three Boston Braves/Milwaukee Braves farm teams at two different levels. He missed the 1954 and most of the 1955 season due to military service while serving in Korea.[citation needed]

Following his discharge, Roselli played in parts of three seasons with the Braves as a backup for Del Crandall (1955–56, 1958), and later joined the Chicago White Sox to help Sherm Lollar for two years (1961–62). His most productive season came with the 1961 White Sox, when he hit a career-high .263 in 22 games.

In a five-season career, Roselli was a .219 hitter (25-for-114) with two home runs and 10 RBI in 68 games, including eight runs, seven doubles, one triple, and one stolen base.

Following his big-league career, Roselli played for Triple-A Hawaii Islanders in 1963, his last baseball season. After retiring, he was a scout for the Baltimore Orioles and Cincinnati Reds, worked as a salesman and also coached youth baseball teams.

Roselli died in Roseville, California, at the age of 77.

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