Marvin Rotblatt Obituary

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Marvin Joseph Rotblatt

October 18, 1927 - July 16, 2013
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The shortest pitcher to ever play major league baseball. Marv Rotblatt came from Albany Park in Chicago with a talent for throwing sinking curveballs At The University of Illinois, he was penned, "Mr. 1947 ". He led his team to a western Conference Championship with a record of 15 - 2. Marv still holds the record for the most consecutive scoreless innings pitched. Marv was inducted into: The Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, and, The University of Illinois Hall of Fame. A southpaw, Marv signed with The Chicago White Sox in 1948. Marv pitched for 3 seasons, initiated a triple play, and retired due to injury. Marv's best...
The shortest pitcher to ever play major league baseball. Marv Rotblatt came from Albany Park in Chicago with a talent for throwing sinking curveballs At The University of Illinois, he was penned, "Mr. 1947 ". He led his team to a western Conference Championship with a record of 15 - 2. Marv still holds the record for the most consecutive scoreless innings pitched.
Marv was inducted into: The Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, and, The University of Illinois Hall of Fame. A southpaw, Marv signed with The Chicago White Sox in 1948. Marv pitched for 3 seasons, initiated a triple play, and retired due to injury. Marv's best year was in AAA baseball with The Memphis Chicks in 1950, and a record of 22 wins, and 9 losses. Marv showed Branch Ricky how to throw a " circle changeup", and, the following season, everyone was throwing circle changes. Marv was the first pitcher to be transported from the bullpen via a golf cart. After baseball, Marv spent 39 years in the insurance industry and was an avid supporter of thoroughbred horseracing. Marvin is survived by two sons, Steven and Richard.

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