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.