March 6, 1960|
|Died: January 31, 2012
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|April 12, 1983 for the Atlanta Braves|
|Last MLB appearance|
|June 21, 1985 for the Cleveland Indians|
|Earned run average||6.12|
Richard Kipp Behenna (March 6, 1960 – January 31, 2012) was a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Atlanta Braves in 1983 and the Cleveland Indians from 1983 to 1985. He was part of what was perhaps one of the worst trades ever made by the Braves. In that deal, the Braves dealt Behenna, third baseman Brook Jacoby, and center fielder Brett Butler to the Indians for their former ace, Len Barker. Barker had a dead arm and was never productive for the Braves.
After the end of his MLB career, Behenna remained active in the game. He served as the pitching coach for the East Coweta High School baseball team. He was also the owner of the Newnan Braves, a baseball team that plays in the Great South League. He died of cancer on January 31, 2012.
- Schwarz, Alan. "Beware those prospects". ESPN.com.
- Chris Goltermann. "Former Atlanta Brave, area baseball coach Rick Behenna dies at 51".
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
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