Melvin Earl Roach
Positions: Pinch Hitter, Second Baseman and Leftfielder
Born: January 25, 1933 in Richmond, VA
School: University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
Signed by the Milwaukee Braves as an amateur free agent (bonus baby) in 1953. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 31, 1953 (Age 20.187) vs. PHI 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1958 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/Phillies/Cubs 1953-1962
Final Game: September 28, 1962 (Age 29.246) vs. CIN 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
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