Charlie Osgood

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Charles Benjamin Osgood

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Charlie Osgood played one game in the majors as a 17-year-old but never returned to the big leagues.

A nephew of Brooklyn Dodgers coach Clyde Sukeforth, Osgood was signed by the club and made his pro debut in 1944. He spent most of the year in the minors but appeared in one big league game, facing the Philadelphia Blue Jays in the second game of a doubleheader on June 18th. Pitching three innings in relief of fellow teenagers Cal McLish and Ralph Branca, the 17-year-old walked 3 and gave up 2 hits but allowed only 1 earned run.

Following the 1944 season, Osgood was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels, but he missed all of the following year while serving in the Coast Guard during World War II. He returned to baseball in 1946 and played two more summers of minor league ball but never got back to the bigs. He apparently was part of a baseball comedy team in 1950, although it is not clear if the team ever played any games (see Ye New Georgia Chain Gang Baseball Club).

Osgood was the brother of minor leaguer Robert Osgood.

After baseball, Osgood was a credit manager for the Boston Globe newspaper. He died in 2014 at age 87.

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