Buddy Rosar Stats

Buddy Rosar was born on Friday, July 3, 1914, in Buffalo, New York. Rosar was 24 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 29, 1939, with the New York Yankees. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Buddy Rosar baseball stats page.

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"One of baseball's greatest fairy-tales was unraveled over the weekend when Buddy Rosar suddenly 'jumped' the New York Yankees to take a civil service examination for a police officer's job in Buffalo, N.Y., and Rollie Hemsley bounded back into the diamond spotlight as the No. 1 received for the World Champion New Yorkers. Here were the two seperate cases of a backstop who had seen his day go by and had only last week been discarded by the Cincinnati Reds , with hopes of getting back in the major leagues very vague, indeed, and of another catcher who had reached his height only last year, with many good seasons ahead of him. What inspired Rosar to leave a lucrative career such as he possessed with the McCarthymen is something for which even those most closely affiliated with the circumstances won't even venture a guess, but Rosar's move proved to Hemsley that the darkest cloud always has a silver lining. Dropped into the coffee-and-cakes state of affairs by the Redlegs , here's Rollie in a much better position within a week of the result. Rosar, if the report of his applying for a policeman's job is true, may soon realize he made the biggest mistake of his life. But, before you read this, the word may be out, perhaps it will be told shortly afterward, and the chances aren't so remote but what Rosar went to Buffalo primarily because he was about to become a papa for the second time. His wife gave birth to a son yesterday, and now you can settle back and watch for any further happenings in baseball's fairy tail of 1942, concerning Rollie Hemsley , the rags-to-riches gent, and Buddy Rosar, the guy who jumped from silks to the rag pile." - Sports Editor Floyd Passinger in The Warren Times Mirror (July 21, 1942, Bank Shots, Page Five)

Buddy Rosar

Buddy Rosar Autograph on a 1979 Diamond Greats Baseball Card (#15)

Buddy Rosar Autograph on a 1979 Diamond Greats Baseball Card (#15)

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Birth Name:
Warren Vincent Rosar
Nickname:
Buddy
Born On:
07-03-1914  (Cancer)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Buffalo, New York
Year of Death Data Died On:
03-13-1994 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Rochester, New York
Cemetery:
Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cheektowaga, New York
High School:
East High School (Buffalo, NY)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-09
Player Weight Chart Weight:
190
First Game:
04-29-1939 (Age 24)
Last Game:
09-19-1951
Draft:
Not Applicable

Buddy Rosar

Buddy Rosar Pitching Stats

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Buddy Rosar Hitting Stats

1939 25 Yankees 43 105 18 29 5 1 0 0 12 13 2 10 3 0 0 3 .276 .356 .343
1940 26 Yankees 73 228 34 68 11 3 4 1 37 19 2 11 5 0 2 6 .298 .357 .425
1941 27 Yankees 67 209 25 60 17 2 1 0 36 22 2 10 2 0 0 8 .287 .355 .402
1942 28 Yankees 69 209 18 48 10 0 2 0 34 17 5 20 0 0 0 9 .230 .288 .306
1943 29 Indians 115 382 53 108 17 1 1 0 41 33 2 12 4 0 0 10 .283 .340 .340
1944 30 Indians 99 331 29 87 9 3 0 0 30 34 1 17 6 0 4 7 .263 .339 .308
1945 31 Athletics 92 300 23 63 12 1 1 0 25 20 0 16 4 0 1 11 .210 .262 .267
1946 32 Athletics 121 424 34 120 22 2 2 0 47 36 5 17 4 0 0 20 .283 .339 .358
1947 33 Athletics 102 359 40 93 20 2 1 0 33 40 8 13 9 0 1 11 .259 .335 .334
1948 34 Athletics 90 302 30 77 13 0 4 0 41 39 1 12 6 0 2 3 .255 .344 .338
1949 35 Athletics 32 95 7 19 2 0 0 0 6 16 1 5 3 0 0 3 .200 .315 .221
1950 36 Red Sox 27 84 13 25 2 0 1 0 12 7 0 4 0 0 0 3 .298 .352 .357
1951 37 Red Sox 58 170 11 39 7 0 1 0 13 19 1 14 2 0 0 3 .229 .307 .288
13 Years 988 3,198 335 836 147 15 18 1 367 315 30 161 48 0 10 97 .261 .330 .334

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Buddy Rosar Fielding Stats

1939 Yankees C 35 27 677 150 4.3 147 137 10 3 1 2 15 5 .980 5.86
1940 Yankees C 63 59 1,380 293 4.7 288 258 30 5 8 1 17 16 .983 5.63
1941 Yankees C 60 51 1,150 271 4.5 270 246 24 1 6 2 20 14 .996 6.34
1942 Yankees C 58 52 1,218 276 4.8 275 249 26 1 7 2 13 14 .996 6.10
1943 Indians C 114 97 2,301 581 5.1 571 480 91 10 11 1 30 48 .983 6.70
1944 Indians C 98 90 2,176 473 4.8 468 409 59 5 13 2 28 29 .989 5.81
1945 Athletics C 85 81 2,026 397 4.7 392 338 54 5 6 4 26 27 .987 5.22
1946 Athletics C 117 114 2,997 605 5.2 605 532 73 0 9 5 16 41 1.000 5.45
1947 Athletics C 102 98 2,520 478 4.7 476 406 70 2 12 3 18 40 .996 5.10
1948 Athletics C 90 87 2,177 375 4.2 374 335 39 1 10 2 10 22 .997 4.64
1949 Athletics C 31 27 671 122 3.9 121 112 9 1 2 1 10 2 .992 4.87
1950 Red Sox C 25 21 562 115 4.6 114 108 6 1 1 2 7 4 .991 5.48
1951 Red Sox C 56 50 1,278 256 4.6 255 235 20 1 6 1 5 10 .996 5.39
C Totals 934 854 21,133 4,392 4.7 4,356 3,845 511 36 92 28 215 272 .992 5.57
13 Years 934 854 21,133 4,392 4.7 4,356 3,845 511 36 92 28 215 272 .992 5.57

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Buddy Rosar Miscellaneous Stats

1939 Yankees 4 0 1.000 7 1 n/a 0.0 10.5 8.8 - - -
1940 Yankees 7 1 .875 10 0 n/a 57.0 20.7 6.2 - - -
1941 Yankees 0 0 .000 7 0 n/a 209.0 20.9 5.8 - - -
1942 Yankees 1 2 .333 12 0 n/a 104.5 10.5 6.1 - - -
1943 Indians 0 4 .000 8 0 n/a 382.0 31.8 9.3 - - -
1944 Indians 1 2 .333 3 0 n/a 0.0 19.5 11.0 - - -
1945 Athletics 2 1 .667 7 0 n/a 300.0 18.8 12.0 - - -
1946 Athletics 1 3 .250 4 0 n/a 212.0 24.9 9.0 - - -
1947 Athletics 1 3 .250 1 0 n/a 359.0 27.6 10.9 - - -
1948 Athletics 0 2 .000 0 0 n/a 75.5 25.2 7.4 - - -
1949 Athletics 0 0 .000 1 0 n/a 0.0 19.0 15.8 - - -
1950 Red Sox 0 0 .000 2 0 n/a 84.0 21.0 7.0 - - -
1951 Red Sox 0 0 .000 2 0 n/a 170.0 12.1 13.1 - - -
13 Years 17 18 .486 64 1 n/a 177.7 19.9 8.7 - - -

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Buddy Rosar Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1939 New York Yankees 26 $5,000.00 - -
1940 New York Yankees 26 $7,500.00 - -
1941 New York Yankees 12 $10,000.00 - Stats
1942 New York Yankees 12 $10,000.00 Stats Stats
1943 Cleveland Indians 2 $11,000.00 Stats -
1944 Cleveland Indians 2 $9,000.00 - -
1945 Philadelphia Athletics 9 $11,000.00 n/a -
1946 Philadelphia Athletics 8 $11,000.00 Stats -
1947 Philadelphia Athletics 8 $11,500.00 Stats -
1948 Philadelphia Athletics 8 $11,500.00 Stats -
1949 Philadelphia Athletics 8 $12,000.00 - -
1950 Boston Red Sox 11 $12,000.00 - -
1951 Boston Red Sox 11 $12,000.00 - -
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Did you know that Buddy Rosar was the first backstop in baseball history to catch at least 100 games in a single season, without committing a single error? In 1946, Buddy caught one-hundred seventeen games (started 114 of them), handled six-hundred five chances, turned nine double plays, and never once committed a single error!

Fifty-one years later, Charles Johnson duplicated the errorless catching feat, catching one-hundred twenty-three games without committing a single error! Since CJ , the following backstops have joined the "I Don't Make Mistakes Club"; Mike Matheny (138 games caught, 0 errors, 2003), Chris Iannetta (100 games caught, 0 errors, 2008), Chris Snyder (112 games caught, 0 errors, 2008), and James McCann (112 games caught, 0 errors, 2015).

On July 19, 1940 , Buddy Rosar hit for the cycle, the fifth New York Yankee to complete a cycle at that time, joining Bob Meusel , Tony Lazzeri , Lou Gehrig and Joe DiMaggio . To date, Rosar remains the only Bronx Bomber to ever complete a cycle!
Buddy Rosar Hits for the Cycle
Buddy Rosar Hits for the Cycle ( Box Score ) | Pittsburgh Post | July 20, 1940 | Page 5b

The Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954), packed their bags and moved to Kansas City (1955-1967), then on to Oakland (1968-today), leaving a rich history across each city, including five no-hitters in Philly , the last two ( September 9, 1945 & September 3, 1947 ) were caught by Buddy Rosar!

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