bob roselli, 1956 topps #131, milwaukee braves

Player: Roselli, Bob

Card: 1956 Topps #131

Position: C

… when we played them in Yankee Stadium, there was a totally different vibe there. For one, the ballpark is unlike anything else and you get intimidated just walking in there. Then, the Yankees players had this attitude—I can’t describe it. They didn’t say anything because they didn’t have to. There was no trash talking or bench jockeying—none of that… A lot of teams would come into New York thinking they were all that, only to get beat. So they’d run home with their tails between their legs, realizing there was somebody much better than they were.” (Bob Roselli on playing the Yankees)

Robert Edward Roselli (Born December 10, 1931 in San Francisco, CA) was a catcher who played in Major League Baseball between the 1955 and 1962 seasons. Bob, who played most of his baseball career in the minor leagues, missing the 1954 and most of the 1955 season due to military service while serving in Korea.

Following his discharge, Roselli played in parts of three seasons with the Braves as a backup for Del Crandall (1955–56, 1958), and later joined the Chicago White Sox to help Sherm Lollar for two years (1961–62). His most productive season came with the 1961 White Sox, when he hit a career-high .263 in 22 games.

Following his big-league career, Roselli played for Triple-A Hawaii Islanders in 1963, his last baseball season. After retiring, he was a scout for the Baltimore Orioles and Cincinnati Reds, worked as a salesman and also coached youth baseball teams. Read this great interview with Bob at ThisGreatGame.com

(excerpted from Baseball Almanac, BR Bullpen, and Wikipedia)

1962 Topps #363

Bob is part of the Born in San Fran/Oakland/Sacramento Tour – Go to the Next Stop


Bob is also part of the Military Service during Wartime Tour – go to the Next Stop


Bob is also part of the Chicago White Sox Players Tour – Go To the Next Stop


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