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 History Players Teams Obituaries Site search Contact UsSponsor a page on Historic Baseball! Click here for detailsJoe OstrowskiJoseph Paul OstrowskiNickname: Professor or SpecsBorn: Nov. 15, 1916in West Wyoming, Pa.Died: Jan. 3, 2003 inWilkes-Barre, Pa.Debut: 1948 | Pos:PHt: 6-0 | Wt: 180 | B:L | T: LYrsGIPWLSvSOERA5150455.22325157744.54>> Visit theJoe Ostrowski biography on Baseball Almanac for complete statistics.Joe Ostrowski, who playedwith the St. Louis Browns, died Jan. 3, 2003, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. He pitched in the Major Leaguesfor 5 seasons and finished with a 23-25 record and 15 saves. In 455.2 innings,he posted a 4.54 ERA and 131 strikeouts. In 1951, he was 6-4 with5 saves for the Yankees. He pitched in 95.1 innings that season and finishedwith a 3.49 ERA.  He pitched 2 scoreless innings in the Yankees’ WorldSeries victory. He got his start in amateurbaseball in 1934 and entered professional baseball in May 1941 with theBoston Red Sox. He played in the Eastern Short, Mid-Atlantic and Piedmontbaseball leagues.   In 1948, he was traded tothe St. Louis Browns and, in 1950, he was sent to the New York Yankees. He pitched for the Yankees until 1952. After playing with the LosAngels Angels in 1953, he retired from baseball. He was inducted into thePennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in 1988. He graduated from the Universityof Scranton in 1938. He became a teacher in 1938 and retired from the WyomingArea School District in 1978. He served in the Army AirCorps from 1943-45 as a medic. Source: Associated Press