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Rod Dedeaux

Raoul Martial Dedeaux
Born: Feb. 27, 1915 in New Orleans, La.
Died: Jan. 5, 2006 in Los Angeles, Calif.
Debut: 1935 | Pos: SS
H: 5’11” | W: 160 | B: R | T: R

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Rod Dedeaux appeared in just two games in the major leagues in 1935. His contributions to baseball, however extended far beyond that.

DeDeaux died on Jan. 5, 2006 in Glendale. He was 91.

He made his major league debut on Sept. 28, 1935 with Brooklyn. His last game in the majors came the next day on Sept. 29.

When he retired in 1986, he had spent 45 years as baseball coach at the University of Southern California. He finished with a career record of 1,332-571-11. During his time at USC, his teams won 11 national titles and 28 conference championships. He retired as USC baseball coach in 1986 and became director of baseball at the school.

In 1984, he was the head coach of the US baseball team at the Olympics in Los Angeles.