Lou Rochelli

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Lou Rochelli
Second baseman
Born: (1919-01-11)January 11, 1919
Staunton, Illinois
Died: October 23, 1992(1992-10-23) (aged 73)
Victoria, Texas
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 25, 1944, for the Brooklyn Dodgers
Last MLB appearance
August 29, 1944, for the Brooklyn Dodgers
MLB statistics
Batting average .176
Home runs 0
Runs scored 0

Louis Joseph Rochelli (January 11, 1919 – October 23, 1992) was a Major League Baseball second baseman who appeared in five games for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1944. The 25-year-old rookie was a native of Staunton, Illinois.

Rochelli is one of many ballplayers who only appeared in the major leagues during World War II. He played in five consecutive games (August 25-August 29) for the Dodgers, four against the New York Giants at the Polo Grounds and one against the Philadelphia Blue Jays at Ebbets Field. He went 3-for-17 (.176) with 2 walks, a triple, and 2 runs batted in. He handled 27 of 28 chances successfully for a .964 fielding percentage.

Rochelli managed in the Dodgers farm system from 1947–1958, primarily with the Great Falls Electrics of the Pioneer League.

He died at the age of 73 in Victoria, Texas.

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