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Garry Earl Roggenburk (born April 16, 1940) is an American former Major League Baseball pitcher. Roggenburk attended the University of Dayton where he participated in playing college baseball. He also starred in basketball for Dayton, leading them to the 1962 National Invitation Tournament championship. In the 1962 amateur baseball draft, he was signed as an amateur draft free agent when he was selected by the Minnesota Twins. He was also drafted in basketball, by the San Francisco Warriors.
Major League Baseball career
Garry Roggenburk made his Major League debut on April 20, 1963 with the Minnesota Twins. On that day of his Major League debut, the Minnesota Twins were playing against the Chicago White Sox at Comiskey Park with 7,137 people attending the game. Roggenburk was called to replace Bill Dailey in the 6th inning. Roggenburk pitched only 0.1 part of an inning while walking one batter and allowing only 1 hit. Roggenburk was then called to be replaced by Frank Sullivan. At the and of the game, the Minnesota Twins lost the game against the Chicago White Sox in the 10th inning with the score at 7 to 10.
Roggenburk played the 1963, 1965, and 1966 baseball seasons with the Minnesota Twins before being purchased to play for the Boston Red Sox on September 7, 1966. He played the 1967, 1968, and the 1969 baseball seasons for the Red Sox before being purchased by Seattle Pilots on June 23, 1969. Roggenburk and his Pilots teammate Mike Hegan were teammates at Saint Ignatius High School in Cleveland.
Activity after retirement
After Roggenburk's playing career ended, Roggenburk became a pitching coach in the minor-league system of the Boston Red Sox, and later became general manager (GM) from 1978 to 1983 for the Winter Haven Red Sox in the Boston Red Sox farm system. After leaving baseball, he returned to his home town of Cleveland, Ohio and he worked as a real-estate appraiser. In 2006, Roggenburk, age 66, was living in Avon, Ohio.