Bob Dustal

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Bob Dustal
Born: (1935-09-28)September 28, 1935
Sayreville, New Jersey
Died: November 30, 2015(2015-11-30) (aged 80)
Lakeland, Florida
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 9, 1963, for the Detroit Tigers
Last MLB appearance
May 2, 1963, for the Detroit Tigers
MLB statistics
Win-Loss record 0–1
Earned run average 9.00
Innings 6

Robert Andrew Dustal (September 28, 1935 - November 30, 2015) was an American former professional baseball player. A 6 ft (1.8 m), 172 lb (78 kg) right-handed pitcher whose professional career lasted for 14 seasons (1955–1968), Dustal appeared in seven Major League games as a relief pitcher for the 1963 Detroit Tigers. In his only decision, on April 20, 1963, at Fenway Park, he suffered an excruciating loss when he allowed a game-winning, two-run double to Román Mejías in the bottom of the 15th inning to give the Boston Red Sox a come-from-behind, 4–3 victory over his Tigers.[1]

Dustal allowed nine runs, six of them earned, over six innings of relief, giving up ten hits and five bases on balls. He won 116 games over the course of his minor league career, most of it played in the Tiger organization.[2] He also managed in the Detroit farm system in the late 1960s.


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