Ray Newman

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Ray Newman
Born: (1945-06-20) June 20, 1945 (age 72)
Evansville, Indiana
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
May 16, 1971, for the Chicago Cubs
Last MLB appearance
May 24, 1973, for the Milwaukee Brewers
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 3–3
Earned run average 2.97
Strikeouts 46

Raymond Francis Newman (born June 20, 1945) is a former Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher for the Chicago Cubs in 1971 and the Milwaukee Brewers in 1972-1973.

He saw limited action in his brief career, usually as a reliever. He became known for riding a bicycle to Wrigley Field. On one occasion, he was struck by a driver and was unable to pitch that day due to the mishap. Cubs manager Leo Durocher was not amused, and Newman was traded by the next spring. Durocher, talking about his team that year, referred to "this nut who used to ride a bicycle to the ballpark."[citation needed]

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