Oscar Roettger

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Oscar Frederick Louis Roettger

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 170 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Oscar Roettger played for three teams over four seasons in the major leagues, appearing in 15 games as a first baseman, 6 as a pitcher and one in the outfield.

As a pitcher, Roettger set the Western League record by issuing 237 BB in 1922. This earned him a season with the New York Yankees in 1923 where he basically sat around not pitching. As a first-baseman, Roettger compiled a .314 minor league average with 349 2B and 116 HR in 1634 games.

Roettger was a coach for the Rochester Red Wings in 1937-1938. He later worked for many years for the Rawlings Sporting Goods Company.

His brother Wally Roettger was a major leaguer and coach at the University of Illinois. Another brother Harold Roettger was a scout and executive for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Brooklyn Dodgers.

Notable Achievement[edit]

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1933 Montreal Royals International League 63-64 6th Philadelphia A's replaced Doc Gautreau (18-20) on May 25
1939 Durham Bulls Piedmont League 75-65 2nd Cincinnati Reds Lost in 1st round
1940 Durham Bulls Piedmont League 73-62 4th Brooklyn Dodgers League Champs
1941 Birmingham Barons Southern Association 73-79 5th Cincinnati Reds

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