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Buddy Rosar

Caught 2 No-Hitters (1945 & 1947)
Led All Catchers in Fielding Average 1944, 46-48
All-Star Selection 1942-43, 1946-48

Full Name: Warren Vincent Rosar
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 5-9 Weight: 190 lbs.
Born: Jul 3, 1914 in Buffalo, New York
College: ?
Major League Debut: April 29, 1939
Died: Mar 13, 1994 in Rochester, New York

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CAREER BATTING STATISTICS
 BATTING
YEAR TEAM LG AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K OBP SLG
1939
1940
1941
1942
1943
1944
1945
1946
1947
1948
1949
1950
1951
NYY
NYY
NYY
NYY
Cle
Cle
Phi
Phi
Phi
Phi
Phi
Bos
Bos
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
.276
.298
.287
.230
.283
.263
.210
.283
.259
.255
.200
.298
.229
43
73
67
69
115
99
92
121
102
90
32
27
58
105
228
209
209
382
331
300
424
359
302
95
84
170
18
34
25
18
53
29
23
34
40
30
7
13
11
29
68
60
48
108
87
63
120
93
77
19
25
39
5
11
17
10
17
9
12
22
20
13
2
2
7
1
3
2
0
1
3
1
2
2
0
0
0
0
0
4
1
2
1
0
1
2
1
4
0
1
1
12
37
36
34
41
30
25
47
33
41
6
12
13
13
19
22
17
33
34
20
36
40
39
16
7
19
10
11
10
20
12
17
16
17
13
12
5
4
14
.356
.357
.355
.288
.340
.339
.262
.339
.335
.344
.315
.352
.307
.343
.425
.402
.306
.340
.308
.267
.358
.334
.338
.221
.357
.288
Totals AVG
.261
G
988
AB
3198
R
335
H
836
2B
147
3B
15
HR
18
RBI
367
BB
315
K
161
OBP
.330
SLG
.334

 BATTINGBASERUNNINGMISC
YEAR TEAM LG HBP GDP TB IBB SH SF SB CS SB% AB/HR AB/K
1939
1940
1941
1942
1943
1944
1945
1946
1947
1948
1949
1950
1951
NYY
NYY
NYY
NYY
Cle
Cle
Phi
Phi
Phi
Phi
Phi
Bos
Bos
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
0
2
0
0
0
4
1
0
1
2
0
0
0
3
6
8
9
10
7
11
20
11
3
3
3
3
36
97
84
64
130
102
80
152
120
102
21
30
49
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
3
5
2
0
4
6
4
4
9
6
3
0
2
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
4
7
0
1
0
1
2
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
2
4
2
1
3
3
2
0
0
0
1.000
.875
-.---
.333
.000
.333
.667
.250
.250
.000
-.---
-.---
-.---
--.-
57.0
209.0
104.5
382.0
--.-
300.0
212.0
359.0
75.5
--.-
84.0
170.0
10.5
20.7
20.9
10.5
31.8
19.5
18.8
24.9
27.6
25.2
19.0
21.0
12.1
Totals HBP
10
GDP
97
TB
1067
IBB
--
SH
48
SF
--
SB
17
CS
18
SB%
.486
AB/HR
177.7
AB/K
19.9


CAREER FIELDING STATISTICS
YEAR TEAM LG POS G Ch PO A E DP FPCT
1939
1940
1941
1942
1943
1944
1945
1946
1947
1948
1949
1950
1951
NYY
NYY
NYY
NYY
Cle
Cle
Phi
Phi
Phi
Phi
Phi
Bos
Bos
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
35
63
60
58
114
98
85
117
102
90
31
25
56
150
293
271
276
581
473
397
605
478
375
122
115
256
137
258
246
249
480
409
338
532
406
335
112
108
235
10
30
24
26
91
59
54
73
70
39
9
6
20
3
5
1
1
10
5
5
0
2
1
1
1
1
1
8
6
7
11
13
6
9
12
10
2
1
6
0.980
0.983
0.996
0.996
0.983
0.989
0.987
1.000
0.996
0.997

0.992
0.991
0.996
Totals G
934
Ch
4392
PO
3845
A
511
E
36
DP
92
FPCT
0.992


WORLD SERIES BATTING STATISTICS
 BATTING
YEAR TEAM LG AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K OBP SLG
1941
1942
NYY
NYY
AL
AL
-.---
1.000
1
1
0
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
-.---
1.000
-.---
1.000
Totals AVG
1.000
G
2
AB
1
R
0
H
1
2B
0
3B
0
HR
0
RBI
0
BB
0
K
0
OBP
1.000
SLG
1.000


 BATTINGBASERUNNINGMISC
YEAR TEAM LG HBP GDP TB IBB SH SF SB CS SB% AB/HR AB/K
1941
1942
NYY
NYY
AL
AL
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
-.---
-.---
--.-
--.-
--.-
--.-
Totals HBP
0
GDP
0
TB
1
IBB
0
SH
0
SF
0
SB
0
CS
0
SB%
-.---
AB/HR
--.-
AB/K
--.-


WORLD SERIES FIELDING
YEAR TEAM POS G Ch PO A E DP FPCT
1941
NYY
C
1
0
0
0
0
0
-.---
Totals G
1
Ch
0
PO
0
A
0
E
0
DP
0
FPCT
-.---


Rosar was a fine defensive catcher who played behind the Yankees' Bill Dickey for four years. Although he appeared in two World Series for the Yankees, he batted only once, producing a pinch-hit single in 1942. Traded to Cleveland after the 1942 season, he became an All-Star being named five times. In 1946 with the A's, he set the record for errorless games by a catcher, fielding 1.000 in 117 games. The next year he extended his perfect play to 147 games, second only to Yogi Berra's 148-game streak. Led all catchers in Fielding Average four years (1944, 1946-48). Holds the 20th Century Career Record for Fewest Passed Balls per Games Caught (0.0300) with only 28 miscues in 934 games as catcher.


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