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Ernie Eugene Oravetz
Birth: Jan. 24, 1932
Johnstown
Cambria County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Dec. 3, 2006
Tampa
Hillsborough County
Florida, USA

PFC, US ARMY
KOREA

Major League Baseball Player. In 1955, when he joined the Washington Senators as an outfielder, he went into the record books: he was the smallest player in the Major Leagues that year and one of the smallest regular-season players ever. Oravetz stood 5 feet 4 inches, weighed 145 pounds and was known as "Little Big Man". He was with the Senators for two seasons, appeared in 188 games, with 105 hits, 36 runs batted in and .263 batting average. He played semi-pro ball until the mid-1960s and then worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 30 years. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Florida National Cemetery
Bushnell
Sumter County
Florida, USA
Plot: Section 502A, Site 895
 
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Dec 06, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16923155
Ernie Eugene Oravetz
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Ernie Eugene Oravetz
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