Ralph Lumenti

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Ralph Lumenti
Born: (1936-12-21)December 21, 1936
Milford, Massachusetts
Died: February 7, 2018(2018-02-07) (aged 81)
Milford, Massachusetts
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 7, 1957, for the Washington Senators
Last MLB appearance
September 27, 1959, for the Washington Senators
MLB statistics
Win–loss record1–3
Earned run average7.29
Innings pitched33⅓

Raphael Anthony Lumenti (December 21, 1936 – February 7, 2018) was an American professional baseball player, a left-handed pitcher who appeared in 13 games played, six as a starting pitcher, between 1957 and 1959 for the Washington Senators of Major League Baseball. He batted left-handed, stood 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m) tall and weighed 185 pounds (84 kg).

Lumenti attended Boston University and the University of Massachusetts Amherst before signing a bonus contract with Washington on September 2, 1957. He made his debut five days later, pitching a scoreless ninth inning in a 4–1 loss to the New York Yankees at Griffith Stadium.[1] The Bonus Rule then in effect forced the Senators to keep Lumenti on their Major League roster for his first two professional seasons; however, after pitching 11 games in 1957–58, Washington was able to send Lumenti to the Chattanooga Lookouts of the Double-A Southern Association. He made two more appearances in Washington in 1959 before finishing his career in minor league baseball after the 1961 season.

Altogether, Lumenti hurled 33⅓ innings in MLB, allowed 32 hits and 42 bases on balls, while striking out 30.[2]

Lumenti died on February 7, 2018.[3]


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