January 4, 1933|
|Died: August 10, 2001
|July 2, 1954, for the New York Giants|
|Last MLB appearance|
|April 25, 1960, for the San Francisco Giants|
|Earned run average||4.38|
|Career highlights and awards|
Ramón Segundo Monzant Espina (January 4, 1933 – August 10, 2001) was a right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the New York and San Francisco Giants in parts of four seasons spanning 1954–1960.
Monzant was born in Maracaibo, Venezuela. A curveball specialist, he was destinated to join a pitching rotation which included veterans Johnny Antonelli, Rubén Gómez and Sal Maglie. Unfortunately, he disappointed the Giants' great expectations for him. His main problem was staying focused in the game, and deciding whether to pitch for the Giants or stay in his homeland longer after the winter season. As a result, he was consistently late in reporting to spring training, claiming a variety of excuses.
His best performance took place on April 29, 1956, in a Giants 8–1 complete game victory over the Philadelphia Phillies, when a one-out, first inning-inning single by Del Ennis cost him a no-hitter.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Venezuelan Professional Baseball League statistics
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