Dave Campbell (pitcher)
September 3, 1951 |
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|May 6, 1977 for the Atlanta Braves|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 1, 1978 for the Atlanta Braves|
|Earned run average||3.82|
David Alan Campbell (born September 3, 1951) is a former professional baseball pitcher. Campbell pitched two seasons in Major League Baseball for the Atlanta Braves in 1977 and 1978. He appeared in 118 games, all but 14 in relief.
Campbell was signed by the Braves as an amateur free agent in 1974. After two and a half seasons in the minor leagues, Campbell made his major league debut on May 1, 1977 against the Chicago Cubs. He would go on to finish 10th in the National League in saves that year with 13.
In 1978, Campbell finished more games than the previous season, but had just 1 save, and his ERA jumped from 3.05 to 4.80. Also, control proved to be a problem, as he issued 49 walks in 69.1 innings.
The following spring, he was traded to the Montreal Expos for infielder Pepe Frías. He pitched the next three seasons for their top farm club, the Denver Bears, but never returned to the major leagues.
He now is a high school teacher at Lyman High School in Longwood, FL teaching Operation Diploma. And is well known amongst the school for his past as a pitcher for the Atlanta Braves.
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