One of the 100-oldest-living baseball players, Thiel appeared in four games for the Boston Braves in 1952. A pitcher, Thiel threw seven innings, compiling a 1-1 mark with a 7.71 ERA. He struck out six and finished one game. His minor-league career stretched from 1947-1961. He posted double-digit wins seven times while pitching in the minors and won 145 total games.
Thiel’s connection to Babe Ruth is pretty cool.
Following his playing career, he served a a minor-league manager for the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City A’s.
Bert Thiel – career stats