Horace Speed (baseball)

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Horace Speed
Outfielder/Pinch runner
Born: (1951-10-04) October 4, 1951 (age 66)
Los Angeles, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 10, 1975, for the San Francisco Giants
Last MLB appearance
June 26, 1979, for the Cleveland Indians
MLB statistics
AVG .207
H 28
SB 4

Horace Arthur Speed III (born October 4, 1951) is a retired Major League Baseball outfielder who played three seasons for the San Francisco Giants and the Cleveland Indians.[1]

Speed was selected by the Giants in the 3rd round of the 1969 MLB Draftt.[1] He made his major league debut with San Francisco as a pinch runner for catcher Dave Rader in 1975, as the Giants defeated the San Diego Padres, 2–0.[2] He then signed as a free agent with the Indians on December 7, 1977, and had his most productive major league season with the team in 1978, appearing in 70 games.[1]

Speed made his final major league appearance in 1979, as a pinch runner for Cliff Johnson, in a Cleveland 4-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.[3]


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