Randy Lerch

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Randy Lerch
Born: (1954-10-09) October 9, 1954 (age 62)
Sacramento, California
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 14, 1975, for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last MLB appearance
June 22, 1986, for the Philadelphia Phillies
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 60–64
Earned run average 4.53
Strikeouts 507

Randy Louis Lerch (October 9, 1954 in Sacramento, California), is a former professional baseball pitcher who played in the major leagues for the Milwaukee Brewers, Philadelphia Phillies, Montreal Expos, and San Francisco Giants from 1975 to 1986.

His career win-loss record was 60–64 with 507 strikeouts and a 4.53 ERA.

On September 30, 1978, Lerch achieved a rare bit of notoriety for a pitcher by hitting two home runs in a 10–8 win that clinched the National League East Division championship for the Phillies.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ Collier, Gene (September 27, 1993). "Pirates, Phillies Have Owned the Outgoing NL East Division". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. D1. 
  2. ^ Denlinger, Ken (October 1, 1978). "Loud Sighs From Phillies Precede Popping of Corks". Washington Post. p. D2. 
  3. ^ "September 30, 1978 Philadelphia Phillies at Pittsburgh Pirates Box Score and Play by Play". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 23, 2010. 

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