Moe Burtschy Moe Burtschy, born Edward Frank Burtsch (April 18, 1922 - May 2, 2004), was a right-handed relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Philadelphia & Kansas City Athletics (1950, 1951, 1954-56).
He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. After graduating from high school in 1940, Burtschy signed a minor league contract, but he joined the Navy in September 1940 and served aboard the USS Ticonderoga. Following his military service, he returned to the minors and, on June 17, 1950, he made his debut in the American League with the Athletics.
In his 90-game career Burtschy compiled a 10-6 record, with 97 strikeouts, a 4.71 ERA, and four saves in 185 innings pitched. After retiring, he worked as a freight salesman in the trucking industry.
Moe Burtschy died of heart failure in Delhi Township, Ohio at the age of 82.