Ron Piché

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Ron Piché
Relief pitcher
Born: (1935-05-22)May 22, 1935
Verdun, Québec, Canada
Died: February 3, 2011(2011-02-03) (aged 75)
Montréal, Québec
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 30, 1960, for the Milwaukee Braves
Last MLB appearance
September 26, 1966, for the St. Louis Cardinals
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 10–16
Earned run average 4.19
Strikeouts 157
Teams

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.[1] 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.

Piché was also a volunteer firefighter with the Montreal Auxiliary Firemen. He died of cancer on February 3, 2011, at age 75.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ron Piche Statistics and History". baseball-reference.com. sport-reference.com. Retrieved March 28, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Ron Piché rend l'âme à l'âge de 75 ans". rds.ca (in French). February 3, 2011. Retrieved August 1, 2014. 
  3. ^ "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. 

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