Rolland Mays Stiles
Born: Nov. 17, 1906 in Ratcliff, Ark.
Died: July 22, 2007 in St. Louis, Mo.
Debut: 1930 | Pos: P
H: 6'1.5" | W: 180 | B: R | T: R
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Rollie Stiles, who had played for the St. Louis Browns, died in his sleep on July 22, 2007. He was 100 and was baseball's oldest living player at the time of his death.
He pitched in the majors in 1930, 1931 and 1933. He posted a career 9-14 record with a 5.92 ERA. He hit .141 in 92 at-bats with four RBI.
In an interview in the St. Louis Dispatch in 2006, he recalled facing one of the most famous hitters of all time -- Babe Ruth.
"I had a great game against him," Stiles said. "I held him to three hits."
Following his career in the major leagues, Stiles spent another seven seasons in the minor leagues.
Following his career as a player, Stiles worked for Procter & Gamble, retiring in 1969.