Billy Rohr

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Billy Rohr
Pitcher
Born: (1945-07-01) July 1, 1945 (age 69)
San Diego, California
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
April 14, 1967 for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
June 26, 1968 for the Cleveland Indians
Career statistics
Win–loss record 3-3
Earned run average 5.64
Strikeouts 21
Teams

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.

In a two-season career, Rohr posted a 3-3 record with a 5.64 ERA in 27 appearances, including eight starts. two complete games, one shutout, 21 strikeouts, 32 walks, and 60 ⅔ innings of work.

Before the 1970 season Rohr was traded by the Indians to the Detroit Tigers organization. He pitched for the Toledo Mud Hens from 1970 to 1971.

Personal Life[edit]

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.

Further reading[edit]

  • Dennis Snelling: A Glimpse of Fame, McFarland & Company, Jefferson N.C., 1993, pp. 53-73

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