May 18, 1956 |
Waverly, New York
|September 7, 1982, for the Texas Rangers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 3, 1982, for the Texas Rangers|
|Earned run average||2.50|
James Alfred Farr (born Friday, May 18, 1956 in Waverly, New York) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the Texas Rangers in 1982. He was 6 ft 1 in, 195 pounds, and he threw and batted right-handed. Farr attended Penn State University.
Farr was drafted three times before signing with a team. In 1974, the Chicago White Sox selected him in the ninth round of the June Regular Phase amateur entry draft. In 1977, the San Francisco Giants took him in the 15th round of the June Regular Phase amateur entry draft. Finally, in 1978, the Texas Rangers took him in the 29th round of the June Regular Phase amateur entry draft.
On September 7, 1982, Farr made his major league debut. He appeared in a total of five games in the 1982 season, pitching a total of 18 innings and with an ERA of 2.50. In those 18 innings pitched, Farr threw one wild pitch, walked seven, and struck out only six.
Less than one month after his debut, on October 3, 1982, Farr pitched his final Major League game.
After ending his playing career, Farr coached at the College of William and Mary and compiled a record of 373-310-2 in 13 seasons. While at William and Mary in 1996, Farr was accused by two former players of being racist and violent towards one player. He currently lives in Williamsburg, Virginia and coaches at the University of Maryland.
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