Tom Rogers

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Tom Rogers
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Rogers with the 1916 Nashville Vols
Pitcher
Born: (1892-02-12)February 12, 1892
Sparta, Tennessee
Died: October 1, 1936(1936-10-01) (aged 44)
Nashville, Tennessee
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 14, 1917, for the St. Louis Browns
Last MLB appearance
October 1, 1921, for the New York Yankees
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 15–30
ERA 3.95
Strikeouts 94
Teams

Thomas Andrew "Shotgun" Rogers (February 12, 1892 – March 7, 1936) was a Major League Baseball pitcher from 1917 to 1921 for the St. Louis Browns, Philadelphia Athletics, and New York Yankees. Rogers was involved in an incident in 1916 in which he accidentally killed an opposing batter. While playing for the minor league Nashville Vols, Rogers hit Johnny Dodge, a longtime friend who was playing for the Mobile Sea Gulls, with a pitch, killing him. Rogers later suffered emotional problems as a result of the incident and died prematurely at age 44.

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