- At 5-foot-4 and 145 pounds, Oravetz went into the baseball record book as the smallest player in the major leagues in 1955 when he was an outfielder for the Washington Senators.
- Played for the Senators in 1955 and 1956, batting .263 in 188 games.
- Played pro ball into the mid-1960s.
- Had a .311 career batting average in the minor leagues before retiring in 1963.
- Inducted into the AAABA Hall of Fame.
- In his rookie pro season, led Florida State League in batting, runs scored, stolen bases, outfield assists and tied for most walks.
- Helped Chattanooga win its first pennant in 13 years in the Class AA Southern Association.