May 22, 1935|
Verdun, Québec, Canada
|Died: February 3, 2011
|May 30, 1960, for the Milwaukee Braves|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 26, 1966, for the St. Louis Cardinals|
|Earned run average||4.19|
Ronald Jacques Piché (May 22, 1935 – February 3, 2011) was a professional baseball player who pitched in the major leagues from 1960 to 1966. He played for the Milwaukee Braves, Los Angeles Angels and St. Louis Cardinals. One of his best days in the major leagues occurred on May 30, 1962. He was the starting pitcher for the Milwaukee Braves in the first game of a doubleheader between the Braves and the Cincinnati Reds. He pitched a complete game for the Braves that day, and also got his first and only major league hit. In the last of the fourth inning, with two outs and runners on first and second, he hit a single to the shortstop Leo Cardenas driving in two runs and reaching second on an error by Cardenas. The Braves won the game, 5-4.
During his time in the major leagues, he was a teammate of 8 Hall of Fame players, those being Hank Aaron, Eddie Mathews, Red Schoendienst, Warren Spahn, Lou Brock, Steve Carlton, Orlando Cepeda, and Bob Gibson.
- "Ron Piche Statistics and History". baseball-reference.com. sport-reference.com. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
- "Ron Piché rend l'âme à l'âge de 75 ans". rds.ca (in French). February 3, 2011. Retrieved August 1, 2014.
- "Ron Piché meurt à l'âge de 75 ans". journalmetro.com (in French). Métro Montréal. Archived from the original on March 17, 2012. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
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