Sunday, January 26, 2014

Charlie Osgood, 17-year-old hurler for the Brooklyn Dodgers, passes away at 87

Charlie Osgood
Charlie Osgood, pitcher of one game for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1944, passed away on January 23, 2014 in Tewksbury, Mass. He was 87.

Osgood made his debut at the tender age of 17 when baseball was rapidly losing players to the World War II draft.

For most of his retirement, Osgood remained elusive to fans and collectors, ignoring requests for interviews and signatures. Only in the last few years of his life, did he entertain some of the mail that was sent his way, including the homemade baseball card on the left.

Click here to read more about Osgood career and his close relationship to the Dodgers family.

Note - Thanks to the great work of Rod Nelson and Jacob Pomrenke at SABR, the 2001 interview of Osgood conducted by Bill Nowlin has been brought to life.



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