November 13, 1894|
|Died: April 27, 1977
|June 2, 1921, for the Boston Red Sox|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 2, 1921, for the Boston Red Sox|
|Runs batted in||2|
Ernest Fredrich Neitzke (November 13, 1894 – April 27, 1977) was a utility player in Major League Baseball who played briefly for the Boston Red Sox during the 1921 season. Listed at 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m), 180 lb., Neitzke batted and threw right-handed. He was born in Toledo, Ohio.
Little is known about this outfielder/pitcher who played on a Red Sox uniform with few stars. Neitzke made eight outfield appearances at left field (4), right (3) and center (1), and also pitched 7⅔ innings of relief in two games, collecting a 6.14 ERA with one strikeout. four walks, and eight hits allowed without a decision.
Neitzke died at the age of 82 in Sylvania, Ohio.
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