Moe Burtschy

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Moe Burtschy, born Edward Frank Burtschy in Cincinnati, OH, was a tough, hard-throwing, right-handed relief pitcher who played for the Philadelphia and Kansas City Athletics between 1950 and 1956.

After graduating from high school in 1940, Burtschy signed a minor league contract, but he joined the Navy in September of 1940 and served aboard the USS Ticonderoga. Following his military service, he returned to the minors and, on June 17, 1950, he made his debut in the American League with the Athletics.

Moe appeared in 90 games during his five-year major league career and compiled a 10-6 record, with 97 strikeouts, a 4.71 ERA and four saves in 185 innings pitched. After retiring, he worked as a freight salesman in the trucking industry.

Moe Burtschy died of heart failure on May 2, 2004 in Cincinnati, OH at the age of 82.

Baseball Players of the 1950s

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