January 11, 1919|
|Died: October 23, 1992
|August 25, 1944, for the Brooklyn Dodgers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|August 29, 1944, for the Brooklyn Dodgers|
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.
He died at the age of 73 in Victoria, Texas.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
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