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Marv Rotblatt, 85; was one of baseball’s shortest pitchers

NEW YORK — At 5 feet 6 inches, Marv Rotblatt was one of Major League Baseball’s shortest pitchers, and his career was short as well. A left-hander used mostly in relief, he pitched in 35 games for the Chicago White Sox over three seasons in the late 1940s and early ’50s.

But his name lives on in an all-day party at a small liberal arts college in Minnesota.

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