Ray Webster (first baseman)
August 31, 1942 |
|April 11, 1967, for the Kansas City Athletics|
|Last MLB appearance|
|August 22, 1971, for the Chicago Cubs|
|Runs batted in||98|
Ramón Alberto Webster (born August 31, 1942 in Colón, Panama) is a former first baseman in Major League Baseball who played from 1967 through 1971 for the Kansas City Athletics (1967), Oakland Athletics (1968–1969, 1971), San Diego Padres (1970–1971) and Chicago Cubs (1971). Listed at 6 feet (1.8 m) tall and 185 pounds (84 kg), he batted and threw left-handed.
Webster came on strong in his rookie season for the Athletics, and handily won the starting first base job over Ken Harrelson after hit .256 with 11 home runs and 51 RBI in 360 at-bats. Since the 1968 Opening Day, Webster batted cleanup in the order behind Bert Campaneris, Reggie Jackson and Sal Bando. Unfortunately, a leg injury suffered in early May limited his playing time for the rest of the season, dropping off to .214 with three homers and 23 RBI in 66 games, and never recovered his previous form. Eventually, he finished his career as a left-handed pinch-hitter producing unsatisfactory results.
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- Venezuelan Professional Baseball League
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