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This article was written by Richard Cuicchi. But after giving the infielder several opportunities in the majors, the Senators eventually gave up on him because of weak hitting at the top level. Roig adjusted his approach at the plate, and the result was increased offensive production with the Dodgers and White Sox organizations. Alas, by that time his age was working against him—he never reached the majors again. Yet after 13 years in Organized Baseball, including his three partial seasons with the Senators, Roig finally gained distinction as a player. It came in Japan, where he played for six seasons until age He ultimately spent nearly 40 years in professional baseball, which also included a renowned career as a scout spanning 20 years. He served as an instructor too, using his own early struggles with consistency as guidance.
Anton Ambrose Roig December 23, — October 20, was a utility infielder who played in Major League Baseball between the and seasons. A native of New Orleans, Louisiana , Roig spent more than a half-century in professional baseball, which included a prominent role with the Spokane Indians of the Pacific Coast League. Basically a shortstop , Roig was able to play at both second and third base during 21 seasons, including parts of three years for the original Washington Senators of the American League , three years with Spokane, and six in Nippon Professional Baseball. The versatile Roig later managed in the Minor leagues and spent nearly 30 years as a scout for the Milwaukee Brewers , California Angels and Philadelphia Phillies systems, where he also served as their hitting instructor.
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