Ossie Bluege (October 24, 1900 - October 14, 1985) was an American third baseman in Major League Baseball who played his entire career for the Washington Senators from 1922 to 1939. He was a member of the Senators' 1924 World Series championship team, the franchise's only title before moving to Minnesota in 1961.
Bluege was a good hitter, batting .272 in his career, but was known for his excellent defensive ability, leading American League third basemen in double plays in three different seasons. His moonlighting job earned him the nickname "The Accountant" from teammates.
Ironically, Bluege's only All-Star appearance, in 1935, came in a year which saw him primarily played shortstop for Washington.
After retiring in 1939, Bluege went on to manage his former club from 1943 to 1947, compiling a career managerial record of 379-394, with two second-place finishes.
In 1948, Bluege was named the Senators' farm director, where his greatest scouting coup was a young Harmon Killebrew. In 1958 he became the team's comptroller shortly before its relocation to Minneapolis as the Minnesota Twins. In 1971 he retired, having served the organization for 50 years.
Bluege died at age 84 in Edina, Minnesota.
Preceded by: Bucky Harris Washington Senators Manager 1943-1947 Succeeded by: Joe Kuhel