Bob Oldis

Positions:
Bats: R Throws: R
Height: 73 Weight: 185
Born: Thursday, January 05, 1928 in Preston, IA USA
Died: in ,
Debut: 4/28/1953
Last Game: 9/29/1963
Full Name: Robert Carl Oldis

 

Bob Oldis, catcher for the 1960-61 Pirates. Oldis had previously played only 24 major league games over three seasons (1953-55 with the Senators) when the Pirates took him in the 1959 rule 5 draft from the Yankees. He was used very little throughout the season, making three starts all year and playing a total of just 22 games while going 4-for-20 at the plate. He was used twice off the bench in the World Series without getting an at-bat. He started the following season on the Pirates roster but spent most of the year in the minors. He went 0-for-5 in four games for the 1961 Pirates. Shortly after the season ended, the Pirates sold him to the Phillies, where he played 85 games over the next two seasons before retiring as a player. At 92 years old today, he is the fifth oldest living former Pirates player.