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1 OSCAR RODRIGUEZ MEET THE PIRATES (Editor’s Note- This is the f\Uh <n a steady rise in Rodriguez’ averts averts series of stones on the Waco Pirates ) Bf(e$ through his past three years, Continual improvement that's Rodriguez was with the Pirates .. . . last year when they wound up the the story behind the young career season at Longview after oi Oscar Rodriguez, outfielder for motion "from Middieboro. Ky., of the Waco Pirates. You can trace the Class D Mountain States League where he was burning up the league. He tapered off to a very respectable respectable .322 in the Class B Big State League but 29 games hardly gave his average a chance to hit its true level. At Middleboro where he was the first 24 years of his career, Rodriguez, Rodriguez, who is now only 22, wrrote his own diploma last season with a .384 average for 94 games. He punched 10 homers while alternating alternating between the outfield and second and third base and catcher. Starting off in 1951 at Middleboro. Rodriguez batted .278, and hit only six home runs. One, however, provided provided him with his top sports thrill. It came with the bases loaded in the ninth inning and won the game. The 1952 season saw his average rise to .290. Though he stroked only four circuit smashes. Rodriguez blossomed as a proficient base stealer. He took only 11 in his first season but hiked that to 27 his second season. Last year he swiped 22. A righthander all the way. Rodriguez Rodriguez stands 5 feet 11 inches and weights 175. He calls Caho Rojo home in Puerto Rica. He’s married (wife’* name is Zenaida) Zenaida) and has two children, Oscar Jr.. 4. and Lidia, 2. If that wasn't enough to rule out a call to colors, Rodriguez is a *olid 4-F

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  1. The Waco News-Tribune,
  2. 20 Apr 1954, Tue,
  3. Page 9

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