Ray Webster (first baseman)

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Ramón Webster
First baseman/Outfielder
Born: (1942-08-31) August 31, 1942 (age 72)
Colón, Panama
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
April 11, 1967 for the Kansas City Athletics
Last MLB appearance
August 22, 1971 for the Chicago Cubs
Career statistics
Batting average .244
Home runs 17
Runs batted in 98
Teams

Ramón Alberto Webster (born August 31, 1942 in Colón, Panama) is a former first baseman in Major League Baseball who played from 1967 through 1971 for the Kansas City Athletics (1967), Oakland Athletics (1968–1969, 1971), San Diego Padres (1970–1971) and Chicago Cubs (1971). Listed at 6 feet (1.8 m) tall and 185 pounds (84 kg), he batted and threw left-handed.

Webster came on strong in his rookie season for the Athletics, and handily won the starting first base job over Ken Harrelson after hit .256 with 11 home runs and 51 RBI in 360 at-bats. Since the 1968 Opening Day, Webster batted cleanup in the order behind Bert Campaneris, Reggie Jackson and Sal Bando. Unfortunately, a leg injury suffered in early May limited his playing time for the rest of the season, dropping off to .214 with three homers and 23 RBI in 66 games, and never recovered his previous form. Eventually, he finished his career as a left-handed pinch-hitter producing unsatisfactory results.

In a five-season career, Webster was a .244 hitter (190-for-778) with 17 home runs and 98 RBI in 380 games, including 76 runs, 31 doubles, six triples, and nine stolen bases.

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