December 10, 1931|
San Francisco, California
|Died: November 6, 2009
|August 16, 1955, for the Milwaukee Braves|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 29, 1962, for the Chicago White Sox|
|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.
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.
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.
- 1955 Milwaukee Braves season
- 1956 Milwaukee Braves season
- 1958 Milwaukee Braves season
- 1962 Chicago White Sox season
- 1961 Chicago White Sox season
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