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Stanley Goletz (Stash)

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Stan Goletz hit .600 in the majors (3-for-5). He appeared in five games with the 1941 Chicago White Sox.

Goletz was born in Crescent, OH, went to high school in Bridgeport, OH, and attended Ohio State University. His time at Ohio State overlapped with that of John Dagenhard and Glen Stewart.

Stan was already playing pro ball while in college, and was a pitcher in his first few years. In 1938 he went 12-5 with Springfield (OH). In 1940, he pitched for three teams, but also played some outfield for Pine Bluff. In 1941, with Oklahoma City, he hit .300 in 59 games and was also 15-10 as a pitcher.

When Stan came up to the majors in September 1941, therefore, he could have been used as a pitcher but wasn't. He had no appearances in the field during the five games he appeared in.

During the war, he played for the 313th Bombardment Wing Flyers in the Mariana Islands.

After the war, Goletz played for many more seasons in the minors, sometimes as a pitcher and sometimes as a position player. He played mostly for teams in Texas, and often hit well over .300. In 1947, when he appeared for two teams in the Cleveland Indians organization (Jacksonville and Phoenix), he hit .417 in 45 games. In 1949, as a pitcher, he went 10-5 for Bryan and as late as 1954 he was still pitching in the Evangeline League, going 3-2.

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