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Oscar Frederick Roettger
Birth: Feb. 19, 1900
Death: Jul. 4, 1986

Major League Baseball Player. He played for three teams during his Major league career. He pitched in six games for the New York Yankees, 5 in 1923 and 1 in 1924, all in relief. He did get a full World Series share in 1923, the Yanks first Championship. He managed 1 save in 11.7 innings of Major League hurling. Roettger appeared in the outfield in one game for the Brooklyn Robins in 1927 and 15 games at first base for the Philadelphia A's in 1932. He played in the minors with St. Paul of the American Association and Montreal of the International League where he was player/manager in 1933. Finishing his career in 1941 with Birmingham of the Southern Association, he went to work for the Rawlings Sporting Goods Corporation, where he was responsible for the fitting of players uniforms. Known as 'The Roving Taylor,' he was highly regarded and in high demand with players throughout the majors and minors, and worked almost year round until his retirement in 1974. He was brought back almost immediately by Rawlings because of his integrity and the demand for his services, even though the Majors Leagues were by this time in the age of 'double knits'. He worked in a limited capacity until his death from a heart attack in 1986. He was also the brother of former Major Leaguer Wally Roettger. (bio by: Frank Russo) 
 
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  Dorothy Roettger (1917 - 2007)*
 
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Burial:
New Bethlehem Memorial Park Cemetery
Bellefontaine Neighbors
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Section 25A, Lot 123
 
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Originally Created by: Frank Russo
Record added: Sep 08, 2004
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Oscar Frederick Roettger
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