Charlie Osgood

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Charlie Osgood
Born: (1926-11-23)November 23, 1926
Somerville, Massachusetts
Died: January 23, 2014(2014-01-23) (aged 87)
Tewksbury, Massachusetts
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 18, 1944, for the Brooklyn Dodgers
Last MLB appearance
June 18, 1944, for the Brooklyn Dodgers
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 0-0
Earned run average 3.00
Strikeouts 0

Charles Benjamin Osgood (November 23, 1926 – January 23, 2014) was a Major League Baseball pitcher who appeared in one game for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1944. At 17 years of age, the 5'10", 180 lb. rookie was the fifth-youngest player to appear in a National League game that season.

Osgood was one of many ballplayers who only appeared in the major leagues during World War II. His only major league action came on June 18, 1944 in a road doubleheader against the Philadelphia Blue Jays at Shibe Park. He pitched three innings of relief in one of the games, allowing six baserunners but only one earned run.

On November 7, 1944 Osgood was drafted by the Chicago Cubs from the Dodgers in the 1944 minor league draft, but he never again made it to the major league level. His career ended with a 0-0 record and a 3.00 ERA.

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