Ramón Hernández (pitcher)
August 31, 1940|
Carolina, Puerto Rico
|Died: February 4, 2009
Ponce, Puerto Rico
|April 11, 1967, for the Atlanta Braves|
|Last MLB appearance|
|July 27, 1977, for the Boston Red Sox|
|Earned run average||3.03|
Ramón Hernández González (August 31, 1940 – February 4, 2009) was a relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played all or part of nine seasons between 1967 and 1977, including three National League Championship Series for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1972, 1974–75). His most productive season came in 1972, when he finished 5–0 with a 1.67 ERA and 14 saves. A native of Carolina, Puerto Rico, he was a switch-hitter and threw left-handed.
In a nine-season career, Hernández posted a 23–15 record with a 3.03 ERA and 46 saves in 337 relief appearances, giving up 145 earned runs on 339 hits and 135 walks while striking out 255 in 430 ⅓ innings of work.
- "Fallece ex lanzador puertorriqueño Ramón Hernández" (Spanish), Prensa Latina, February 5, 2009.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- MLB - obituary
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