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Marvin Rotblatt Obituary
The shortest pitcher to ever play major league baseball. Marv Rotblatt came from Albany Park in Chicago with a talent for throwing sinking curveballs At The University of Illinois, he was penned, "Mr. 1947 ". He led his team to a western Conference Championship with a record of 15 - 2. Marv still holds the record for the most consecutive scoreless innings pitched. Marv was inducted into: The Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and The University of Illinois Hall of Fame. A southpaw, Marv signed with The Chicago White Sox in 1948. Marv pitched for 3 seasons, initiated a triple play, and retired due to injury. Marv's best year was in AAA baseball with The Memphis Chicks in 1950 and a record of 22 wins and 9 losses. Marv showed Branch Ricky how to throw a "circle changeup" and the following season, everyone was throwing circle changes. Marv was the first pitcher to be transported from the bullpen via a golf cart. After baseball, Marv spent 39 years in the insurance industry and was an avid supporter of thoroughbred horseracing. Marvin is survived by two sons, Steven and Richard and three grandchildren. The family will be receiving Monday, July 22, 2013, 4 pm - 8 pm at Weinstein Funeral Home, 111 Skokie Blvd, Wilmette, IL 60091, 847-256-5700.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on July 21, 2013
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