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Moe Burtschy

Edward Frank Burtschy
Born: April 18, 1922 in Cincinnati, Ohio
Died: May 2, 2004 in Delhi Township, Ohio
Debut: 1950 | Pos: P
H: 6'3" | W: 208 | B: R | T: R

5 10 6 90 4 185.1 97 4.71

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Moe Burtschy, who pitched for the Athletics in Philadelphia and Kansas City, died on May 2, 2004 in Delhi Township, Ohio, of heart failure. He was 82.

He finished his career with 10 wins and four saves in 185.1 innings pitched. He pitched for the Philadelphia Athletics in 1950-51 and 54 and for the Kansas City Athletics from 1955-56.

After graduating from high school in 1940, Burtschy signed with a minor league team. However, he joined the Navy in September 1940 and served aboard the USS Ticonderoga.

Following his military service, he returned to the minor leagues and, on June 17, 1950, he made his debut in the majors with the Athletics.

In 1954, he pitched 94.2 innings and posted a 5-4 record with a 3.80 ERA.

In June 1956, Kansas City traded Burtschy, along with Bill Renna, to the Yankees for Eddie Robinson and Lou Skizas.

Following his career in baseball, he worked as a freight salesman in the trucking industry.

Sources: Cincinnati Enquirer obituary