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 Baseball League.

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

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