Shaikin: Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Ed Roebuck dies at 86

From Bill Shaikin at the Los Angeles Times on June 15, 2018:

Ed Roebuck, who pitched for the only Brooklyn Dodgers team to win a World Series championship and the first Dodgers team in Los Angeles, died Thursday. He was 86.

He was found unresponsive in his Lakewood home, according to his son Ron. The cause of death had not been determined.

Roebuck made his major league debut for the Dodgers in 1955, when their lineup included Hall of Famers Roy Campanella, Jackie Robinson, Pee Wee Reese and Duke Snider. Roebuck worked out of the bullpen, pitching in more games than two relievers who would become much better known: Sandy Koufax and Tom Lasorda.

That Brooklyn team won the World Series. Roebuck and the rest of the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles after the 1957 season. He played for the Dodgers through 1963 and in the major leagues through 1966, twice coming back from shoulder injuries long before arthroscopic surgery had been invented.

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Originally published: June 17, 2018. Last Updated: June 17, 2018.