Former MLB player Rollie Stiles dies

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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Rollie Stiles, pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the St. Louis Browns from 1930 to 1933 has died at the age of 100.

Born Rolland Mays Stiles on November 17, 1906 in Ratcliff, Arkansas, he batted and threw right-handed, and was 9-14 with an ERA of 5.92 in his three seasons. Rollie attended Southeastern State Teachers College. His first game in the Major Leagues was June 19, 1930, and his last game was October 1, 1933. Stiles' nicknames when playing baseball were "Leapin' Lena", "Lena", and "Rollie", all typical of how he signed autographs for baseball fans.

He made an appearance and gave a speech at the St. Louis Browns Reunion dinner held at the Missouri Athletic Club June 8, 2006 in St. Louis, Missouri.