Tuesday, July 21, 2009

1975 Topps Roric Harrison

Roric had a five season career, going 30-35 with 10 saves and a 4.24 ERA.

The Braves acquired Harrison, along with Davey Johnson, Johnny Oates, and Pat Dobson for Earl Williams and Taylor Duncan.

The Braves then swapped Harrison to Cleveland for Blue Moon Odom. Where are all the nicknames in baseball today? We need more nicknames...

Probably what Roric is best known for is while playing for Baltimore on October 3rd, 1972, in the second game of a double header against Cleveland, hit a home run in the bottom of the 6th inning. That made him the last American League pitcher to hit a home run before the introduction of the DH. (BOOO!)
I'm sure some AL pitcher has hit one in interleague, I'm just too lazy to look it up.

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