Ramón de los Santos
|Ramón de los Santos|
January 19, 1949 |
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
|Batted: Left||Threw: Left|
|August 21, 1974 for the Houston Astros|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 2, 1974 for the Houston Astros|
Ramón (Genero) de los Santos (born January 19, 1949 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a former Major League Baseball relief pitcher. The left-hander signed as a free agent with the Houston Astros on April 9, 1972 and played for them in 1974.
De los Santos was called up to Houston in August 1974 after a season dominating hitters in the Double-A Southern League. Pitching in 42 games for the Columbus Astros, he struck out 73 batters in 76 innings and allowed only 11 earned runs. He was 7–4 with an ERA of 1.30.
On August 21, 1974 de los Santos made his major league debut in relief against the New York Mets at the Astrodome. He retired the first batter he faced, right fielder Rusty Staub, then struck out first baseman John Milner to end the 6th inning. In 2.2 innings that night he gave up two hits, three walks, and two unearned runs, and the Astros lost, 10–2. They had made five errors during the game.
De los Santos won his first and only big league game one week later at Shea Stadium. He retired Mets shortstop Bud Harrelson, the last hitter in the bottom of the 9th, and then teammate Cliff Johnson hit a home run in the top of the 10th to win the game, 3–2.
In 1975 de los Santos pitched in both Triple-A and Double-A, and was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals organization after the season (December 9), but never again appeared in a major league game.
- 1976 Baseball Register published by The Sporting News