Former MLB player Rollie Stiles dies
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
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.
- Rick Hummel. "Ex-Brown pitched against Babe Ruth" — , July 23, 2007
- Associated Press. "Former Brown Stiles dies at 100" — , July 23, 2007