Fritz Ostermueller

Ostermueller was known around the league as “Old Folks,” not so much for his age, which was thirty-nine, as for the slow, labored manner in which he pitched. He rocked back and forth, bent himself at the waist “like a Mohammedan on his prayer rug,” as The Sporting News said, rotated his left arm like a windmill, and only then undertook the critical but necessary action of actually throwing. ~ Jonathan Eig, Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson’s First Season


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