Dutch Dietz

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Ohio native Dutch Dietz spent twelve seasons in professional baseball from 1936 to 1949. The right-hander spent all of 1941 and 1942 in the major leagues with the Pittsburgh Pirates and part of 1943 before being traded to the Philadelphia Phillies in this same season. He had a combined record of 14-16 with a 3.87 ERA in his big league career.

He spent ten of his seasons in the minors, winning 83 times and losing 91, while appearing in 282 games. His best showing came in 1938 when he went 14-4 with a 2.80 ERA for the Henderson Oilers of the East Texas League and the Beaumont Exporters of the Texas League. Dutch also had a 13-10 season in 1948 for the New Orleans Pelicans of the Southern Association and went 10-8 for the same club in 1949.

Dutch served in the United States Army for two years (1944-45), during World War II. He was recreation director for the City of Beaumont from 1950 until 1962, and personnel director for the city from 1962 until his death from a heart attack on October 29, 1972 at the Baptist Hospital in Beaumont, TX.

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