Les Rohr

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Les Rohr
Pitcher
Born: (1946-03-05) March 5, 1946 (age 68)
Lowestoft, England
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 19, 1967 for the New York Mets
Last MLB appearance
September 19, 1969 for the New York Mets
Career statistics
Win-Loss record 2-3
Earned run average 3.70
Strikeouts 20
Teams

Leslie Norvin Rohr (born March 5, 1946) is a former baseball player for the New York Mets in the late 1960s. He was born in Lowestoft, England, where his father was serving with the United States Air Force. Six months later he moved to Billings, Montana with his family, where he grew up, attended high school, and currently lives.[1]

Rohr, a left-handed pitcher, was selected by the Mets in the first round (second pick overall) of the 1965 Major League Baseball Draft. Rohr played in the minor leagues until being called up to play for the Mets near the end of the 1967 season.

The beginning of the end of Rohr's career came early the 1968 season in the final innings of a 24-inning game against the Houston Astros. Entering the April 15th game as a relief pitcher in the 22nd inning and pitching through the 24th inning, he pulled a tendon in his pitching arm.[1] After one more failed start against the Los Angeles Dodgers, he spent the remainder of the season on the disabled list or back in the minor leagues. Rohr made only one more appearance on the mound for the Mets, verses the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1969. Rohr was later unconditionally released by the Mets when a routine physical discovered a ruptured disc in his lower back, scuttling a proposed trade to the Milwaukee Brewers.[2]

Rohr's first game was on September 19, 1967. His last game was on September 19, 1969.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Girandola, Chris (June 7, 2006). "Injuries curtailed Rohr's big-league stint". New York Mets. Major League Baseball. Retrieved August 21, 2011. 
  2. ^ Official Site of The New York Mets
  3. ^ Ultimate Mets Database
  4. ^ "Les Rohr". Baseball Reference. Retrieved July 31, 2011. 

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