Mel Roach

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Mel Roach
InfielderOutfielder
Born: (1933-01-25) January 25, 1933 (age 84)
Richmond, Virginia
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 31, 1953, for the Milwaukee Braves
Last MLB appearance
September 28, 1962, for the Philadelphia Phillies
MLB statistics
AVG .238
RBI 43
Hits 119
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • Hit .309 in 44 games with the Braves in 1958

Melvin Earl Roach (born January 25, 1933 in Richmond, Virginia) is a former utility player for the Milwaukee Braves (1953–54 and 1957–61), Chicago Cubs (1961) and Philadelphia Phillies (1962).

He played on the Braves' 1957 and 1958 pennant winners. On May 9, 1961 Roach was dealt by the Milwaukee Braves to the Chicago Cubs in exchange for Frank Thomas.[1]

In eight seasons he played in 227 games and had 499 at-bats, 42 runs, 119 hits, 25 doubles, seven home runs, 43 RBI, one stolen base, 24 walks, .238 batting average, .275 on-base percentage, .331 slugging percentage, 165 total bases and nine sacrifice hits.

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