Rimp Lanier

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Rimp Lanier
Pinch hitter/Pinch runner
Born: (1948-10-19) October 19, 1948 (age 70)
Tuskegee, Alabama
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 11, 1971, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
September 26, 1971, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
MLB statistics
Batting average .000
At bats 4
Runs scored 0

Lorenzo "Rimp" Lanier (born October 19, 1948) is an American former professional baseball player. An outfielder and third baseman, Lanier had a September trial with the 1971 Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball. He appeared in six games, five as a pinch hitter and one as a pinch runner, with five plate appearances, no hits and no runs scored. He reached base once when he was hit by a pitch thrown by Gary Gentry of the New York Mets on September 17.[1] Lanier was not on the postseason roster as the Pirates went on to win the National League pennant and the 1971 World Series.

Lanier stood 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m) tall and weighed 150 pounds (68 kg), batted left-handed and threw right-handed. He played for seven seasons (1967–73) in the Pirates' farm system, batting .289 with 608 hits in 633 minor league games.[2]


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