Ramón Monzant

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Ramón Monzant
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Born: (1933-01-04)January 4, 1933
Maracaibo, Venezuela
Died: August 10, 2001(2001-08-10) (aged 68)
Maracaibo, Venezuela
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 2, 1954, for the New York Giants
Last MLB appearance
April 25, 1960, for the San Francisco Giants
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 16-21
Earned run average 4.38
Strikeouts 201
Career highlights and awards
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Monzant and the second or maternal family name is Espina.

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.[3]

In a four-season career, Monzant compiled a 16–21 record with a 4.38 ERA and 201 strikeouts in 316⅔ innings.

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