Claude Osteen

Category:
2014 Inductees
Year Honored:
2014
Team:
Cincinnati Redlegs/Reds, Washington Senators, Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago White Sox

Biography

Claude Osteen of Caney Springs, Tennessee is a former Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher. He pitched for six different teams: the Cincinnati Redlegs/Reds, Washington Senators, Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago White Sox.  The most significant portion of his career was with the Dodgers.

After 6 years in the majors, he was traded from the Senators to the Dodgers.  As a Dodger, Osteen was finally made into a full-time starter.   After two years with an earned run average under 3.00, Osteen was considered a top starter and a workhorse.  In 1965 and ‘66 Osteen and the Dodgers reached two straight World Series in 1965 and ’66.

Credit 1:
Caney Springs, Tennessee

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