Roger Metzger

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Roger Henry Metzger (pronounced "Met-ZEE-ger", born October 10, 1947) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop who played most of this career for the Houston Astros (1971–1978). He also played for the Chicago Cubs (1970) and the San Francisco Giants (1978–1980). A light-hitting shortstop, he was known for his strong defense and good running speed. He retired at age 32 because of the after-effects of a hand injury.

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Roger Metzger
Shortstop
Born: (1947-10-10) October 10, 1947 (age 75)
Fredericksburg, Texas, U.S.
Batted: Switch
Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 16, 1970, for the Chicago Cubs
Last MLB appearance
August 10, 1980, for the San Francisco Giants
MLB statistics
Batting average.231
Home runs5
Runs batted in254
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