Bats Right Throws Right
Ht 5'9" Wt 190
Warren Buddy Rosar was a well-regarded defensive catcher and a noted timely hitter.
He debuted with the New York Yankees back in 1939 as a backup catcher to future Hall of Fame backstop, Bill Dickey. Buddy Rosar made a contribution in the 1942 World Series, producing a pinch-hit single. That was Rosar’s final on-field moment with the Yankees, who traded him to the Cleveland Indians before the 1943 season.
The trade helped Buddy Rosar, who became an All-Star in four of the next six years. In 1946 he set the record for errorless games by a catcher, a perfect 1.000 in 117 games. The next year Rosar was perfect for another 30 games at the season’s onset, extending the streak to 147 games. That mark stands second only to Yogi Berra’s 148 games.
As a hitter, Rosar’s best year was with the Yankees in 1940 when he batted .298 in 228 at bats. He was productive with the Indians as well, batting .259 in 1947 in 359 at bats. Rosar ended his career with the Red Sox in 1950 and 1951.
A contact hitter Buddy Rosar struck out only 161 times while drawing 315 walks in 1303 career trips to the plate. Baseball History