Oscar Roettger

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Oscar Roettger
First baseman/Pitcher
Born: (1900-02-19)February 19, 1900
St. Louis, Missouri
Died: July 4, 1986(1986-07-04) (aged 86)
St. Louis, Missouri
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 7, 1923, for the New York Yankees
Last MLB appearance
June 27, 1932, for the Philadelphia Athletics
MLB statistics
Batting Average .212
Runs Batted In 6
ERA 8.49

Oscar Frederick Louis Roettger (February 19, 1900 – July 4, 1986) was an American first baseman and right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, he first played as a pitcher for the New York Yankees from 1923 to 1924, and later returned to the major leagues with the Brooklyn Robins in 1927 and as a first baseman for the Philadelphia Athletics in 1932. In 1983 he was presented with the King of Baseball award given by Minor League Baseball. He died at age 86 in St. Louis. He had two brothers, Wally Roettger and Hal Roettger.

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