Ex-Pitcher Tiefenauer Dies At 70
June 14, 2000
(c) Houston Astros
Tiefenauer died Tuesday at his home in Desloge, about 60 miles from St. Louis. The family did not release a cause of death.
Tiefenauer joined the majors in 1952 with the St. Louis Cardinals. He also pitched for the Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, Houston Colt .45s, Milwaukee Braves and New York Yankees. His playing career ended in 1968.
He had a career record of 9-25, with an ERA of 3.84 in 179 games. His best year was 1964 with the Braves, when had 13 saves.
Tiefenauer then spent nearly two decades in the Philadelphia Phillies organization, working as a bullpen coach and a minor league pitching coach.
After Tiefenauer retired, he returned to his home in Desloge, where he had spent offseasons during his career.
Survivors include his wife, Rosemarie, three sons and one daughter.