THE NATIONAL JEWISH
SPORTS HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM
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Saul Rogovin

Inducted March 28, 1998


Sport: Baseball
Team: TIGERS, WHITE SOX
Position: PITCHER

Biography

Pitching for the Tigers and White Sox in 1951, Saul Rogovin led the American League in earned run average with 2.78. Saul compiled a 12-8 record that season, and was 14-9 the following year, when he struck out 14 Red Sox in a 15 inning game. During his major league career, Saul threw 10 shutouts.

A classic Rogovin remark concerns the time Dolly Stark attempted to make another “Hank Greenberg” out of him early in his career. Rogovin said, “I have a strong arm, but I never could hit like Greenberg. The only thing we have in common is that we´re Jewish”.

After retiring from baseball, Saul went back to college to get his teaching certification, and he became a teacher in the N.Y.C. school system.


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