August 24, 1954 |
Los Angeles, California
|September 19, 1976, for the Oakland Athletics|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 2, 1976, for the Oakland Athletics|
|Earned run average||9.00|
Batton was drafted by the Athletics in the 12th round of the 1972 Major League Baseball Draft, and pitched in their organization through his major league debut in September 1976. He pitched two games for the A's with no decisions. The following spring he was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates with Phil Garner and Tommy Helms to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Tony Armas, Rick Langford, Doug Bair, Dave Giusti, Doc Medich, and Mitchell Page. He never pitched in the major leagues again.
Batton's twin brother John pitched briefly in the minor leagues in the Minnesota Twins organization in 1974.
- "Pirates, A's Swap 9 Players; Garner and Medich Key Men". The New York Times. Associated Press. March 17, 1977. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
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