Dick Calmus

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Dick Calmus
Born: (1944-01-07) January 7, 1944 (age 71)
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 22, 1963 for the Los Angeles Dodgers
Last MLB appearance
September 2, 1967 for the Chicago Cubs
MLB statistics
Record 3-1
ERA 3.17
Strikeouts 26

Richard Lee Calmus (born January 7, 1944 in Los Angeles, California, USA) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball. He attended Webster High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he was the Tulsa World's Oklahoma basketball player of the year in 1962.[1] He played baseball on the same high school team as fellow future major leaguer Carl Morton and won two state titles.[2]

Signed as a "bonus baby" by the Los Angeles Dodgers (and thus required to stay on the major league roster for his first season), he posted a 3-1 record and 2.66 ERA in 1963, but then developed arm trouble in the minor leagues; later traded to the Chicago Cubs, he never won another game in the majors.[3]

He is the uncle of Rocky Calmus, who played in the NFL after winning the Butkus Award in 2001 as a linebacker for the University of Oklahoma.[4]


  1. ^ "All State Basketball History", Tulsa World, April 4, 2010.
  2. ^ Mike Brown, "Prep Work", Tulsa World, July 15, 1997.
  3. ^ Bill Connors, "Bill Connors", Tulsa World, August 11, 1989.
  4. ^ Austin Murphy, "Big 12 battle: Oklahoma anticipating showdown with Nebraska", Sports Illustrated, October 20, 2000.

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