Bob Oldis

1963 Topps

A catcher, Oldis played in 135 major league games between 1953-1963. He spent 1953-1955 with the Washington Senators. He played for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1960 and 1961 and for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1962-1963. He got into the most games during the last two seasons of his career, playing in 85 games for Philadelphia. Oldis posted a .237 career average with one home run.


As he notes, Oldis was a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ World Series winning team in 1960. He played as a defensive replacement in games four and five, both Pirates victories. He did not have any at bats.

Following his playing career, Oldis served as a coach and a scout.

His lone career home run came on August 9, 1962 off Pete Richert of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Bob Oldis – career stats 

Published by Chris

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