Dick Bates

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Dick Bates
Born: (1945-10-07) October 7, 1945 (age 68)
McArthur, Ohio
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 27, 1969 for the Seattle Pilots
Last MLB appearance
April 27, 1969 for the Seattle Pilots
Career statistics
Win-Loss record 0-0
Earned run average 27.00
Strikeouts 3

Charles Richard Bates (born October 7, 1945) is an American former Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher. He was signed by the Kansas City Athletics before the 1964 season. After that, Bates also spent time in the Washington Senators organization, and was later drafted by the Seattle Pilots from the Senators as the 30th pick in the 1968 expansion draft.[1] (October 15, 1968)

His baseball career was extremely short, relieving in one game for the expansion Pilots against the Oakland Athletics.[2] (April 27, 1969 at Sick's Stadium) Bates gave up six baserunners (three hits and three walks) and five earned runs in just 1.2 innings, and became a part of the revolving door the Pilots had between the big club and the minor leagues.

As of 2006, Bates was living in Glendale, Arizona, and working as the general manager of the Arizona Biltmore Golf & Country Club in nearby Phoenix.[3]


  1. ^ "Rating Drafts of the Past", the St. Petersburg Times, published November 18, 1997, accessed January 28, 2007.
  2. ^ "Fly by night", Les Carpenter, The Seattle Times, published March 26, 2000, accessed January 28, 2007.
  3. ^ "Seattle Pilots ... Where are they now?", Bill Reader, The Seattle Times, published July 9, 2006, accessed January 28, 2007.

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