Rich Hand

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Rich Hand
Born: (1948-07-10) July 10, 1948 (age 70)
Bellevue, Washington
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 9, 1970, for the Cleveland Indians
Last MLB appearance
September 26, 1973, for the California Angels
MLB statistics
Win–loss record24–39
Earned run average4.01

Richard Allen Hand (born July 10, 1948) is an American retired professional baseball player. Hand was a right-handed pitcher who played all or parts of four seasons in Major League Baseball for the Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers and California Angels. Born in Bellevue, Washington, he graduated from Lincoln High School in Seattle and attended University of Puget Sound.[1] He was listed as 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) tall and 195 pounds (88 kg).

Hand's professional career lasted for six seasons after he was selected by Cleveland in the first round of the supplementary phase of the 1969 Major League Baseball Draft. He made the Indians' 1970 roster out of spring training after only one year of minor league experience. His most productive seasons were 1970 and 1972, when he recorded over 100 strikeouts and logged over 150 innings pitched in each year.[1]

Altogether he worked in 104 games pitched in the majors, with 78 starting assignments, and compiled a 24–39 win–loss record and a 4.01 earned run average. In 48713 innings pitched, he allowed 452 hits and 250 bases on balls, with 278 strikeouts. As a starter, he threw three complete games and two shutouts; he registered three saves as a relief pitcher.

Hand and his wife Susan live in the Fort Worth area.


  1. ^ a b "Rich Hand Statistics". Retrieved 2007-08-21.