Wayne Osborne (baseball)

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Wayne Osborne
Born: (1912-10-11)October 11, 1912
Watsonville, California
Died: March 13, 1987(1987-03-13) (aged 74)
Vancouver, Washington
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 18, 1935, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
May 6, 1936, for the Boston Bees
MLB statistics
Win–loss record1-1
Earned run average5.91

Wayne Harold Osborne (October 11, 1912 – March 13, 1987) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1935) and Boston Bees (1936). Osborne batted left-handed and threw right-handed. He was born in Watsonville, California, and went straight from high school onto the Portland Beavers in 1931 and the Mission Reds from 1932–34.

In a two-season major league career, Osborne posted a 1–1 record with nine strikeouts and a 5.91 ERA in 21-1/3 innings pitched.

After retiring from baseball, Osborne went into radio broadcasting in the Chicago area, calling Chicago Cubs games with Bert Wilson in 1945 and later serving as chief announcer for station WOPA.[1]

Osborne died in Vancouver, Washington, at the age of 74.

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  1. ^ Biro, Nick (August 17, 1963). "R&B Roundup". Billboard: 22.