The Obit For Bobby Tiefenauer
Wednesday, June 14, 2000, 16:34 ET
Ex-Pitcher Tiefenauer Dies At 70
DESLOGE, Mo. (AP) -- Bob
Tiefenauer, a relief pitcher who played for six teams in the 1950s
and 1960s and spent 40 years in baseball, has died. He was
Tiefenauer died Tuesday
at his home in Desloge, about 60 miles from St. Louis. The family
did not release a cause of death.
Tiefenauer joined the majors
in 1952 with the St. Louis Cardinals. He also pitched for the
Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, Houston Colt .45s, Milwaukee Braves
and New York Yankees. His playing career ended in 1968.
He had a career record of
9-25, with an ERA of 3.84 in 179 games. His best year was 1964 with
the Braves, when had 13 saves.
Tiefenauer then spent nearly
two decades in the Philadelphia Phillies organization, working as a
bullpen coach and a minor league pitching coach.
After Tiefenauer retired, he
returned to his home in Desloge, where he had spent offseasons
during his career.
include his wife, Rosemarie, three sons and one daughter.