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 History Players Teams Obituaries Site search Contact UsSponsor a page on Historic Baseball! Click here for detailsJohn RoseboroJohn Junior RoseboroBorn: May 13, 1933 in Ashland, Ohio Died:  Aug. 16, 2002 in Los AngelesDebut: 1957 | Pos: CH: 5’11” | W: 190 | B:R | T: RYrsGABHitsHRRBISBBA1415854847120610454867.249>> Visit theJohn Roseboro biography on Baseball Almanac for complete statistics.John Roseboro, former Dodgercatcher, will be remembered for his scuffle with a future Hall of Fameras much as anything he did on the field.He died Aug. 16, 2002, in Los Angeles from unspecified medical problems at the age of 69.Roseboro followed Roy Campanellaas the Dodgers’ full-time catcher, and played for the Dodgers from 1957-67. He was a four-time All-Star and the starting catcher in the 1959, 1963,1965 and 1966 World Series, with the Dodgers winning the championship thefirst three times. Still, Roseboro will always be known for the attack on Aug. 22, 1965, at Candlestick Park.Marichal contended Rosebororeturned a pitch too close to his head while he was batting. The future Hallof Fame pitcher hit Roseboro over the head twice, opening a 2-inch gashthat sent blood down the catcher’s face. The Giants and Dodgers got into a fight that lasted for 14 minutes. NL president Warren Gilessuspended Marichal for 8 games and fined him $1,750. He banned Marichalfrom traveling to LA for the final Giants-Dodgers series of the season. Roseboro said he did notprovoke Marichal and sued him for $110,000. They later became friends andhave appeared in golf tournaments and old-timers games.After his career ended with Washington in 1970, he coached for the Senators in 1971 and for the Angels from 1972-74. He was a minor league batting instructor for the Dodgers in 1977-78, and a minor league catching instructor in 1987. Source:  AssociatedPress, Total Baseball