Rick Joseph

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Ricardo Joseph
Third baseman/First baseman
Born: (1939-08-24)August 24, 1939
San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
Died: September 8, 1979(1979-09-08) (aged 40)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 18, 1964, for the Kansas City Athletics
Last MLB appearance
September 23, 1970, for the Philadelphia Phillies
MLB statistics
Batting average .243
Home runs 13
Runs batted in 65
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Joseph and the second or maternal family name is Harrigan.

Ricardo Emelindo Joseph Harrigan (August 24, 1939 – September 8, 1979) was a Dominican Major League Baseball infielder. He played for the Kansas City Athletics during the 1964 season and the Philadelphia Phillies from 1967 to 1970. Primarily a first baseman and third baseman, he stood 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) tall and weighed 192 pounds (87 kg). He threw and batted right-handed.

Joseph was the 1967 Most Valuable Player of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League, batting .300 with 24 home runs for the league champion San Diego Padres.[1] The performance earned him a late August call-up to the Phillies.

Rick Joseph died at age 40 from diabetes.[2]