July 1, 1945 |
San Diego, California
|Batted: Left||Threw: Left|
|April 14, 1967 for the Boston Red Sox|
|Last MLB appearance|
|June 26, 1968 for the Cleveland Indians|
|Earned run average||5.64|
William Joseph Rohr (born July 1, 1945 San Diego, California) is a former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played in the American League for the Boston Red Sox (1967) and Cleveland Indians (1968). Listed at 6' 3", 170 lb., he batted and threw left-handed.
As a 21-year-old rookie, Rohr made his first start at the New York Yankees' home opener on April 14, 1967. The slim left-hander faced future Hall of Famer Whitey Ford, and was one strike away from a no-hitter when Elston Howard hit a soft single into right-center field. Rohr proceeded to retire the next batter for a 3–0 shutout. In his next start, he beat the Yankees again, this time 6–1, but only won one more game in the majors after that.
Rohr became a medical malpractice attorney in California, close to his hometown and to where he went to law school at Western State University after his career ended.
- Dennis Snelling: A Glimpse of Fame, McFarland & Company, Jefferson N.C., 1993, pp. 53-73
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
- April 14, 1967 Box Score
- Son of Sam Horn Billy Rohr entry
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