August 13, 1950 |
|July 27, 1974, for the San Diego Padres|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 24, 1974, for the San Diego Padres|
Allen Russell "Rusty" Gerhardt (born August 13, 1950) is an American former professional baseball player. He was a left-handed pitcher who appeared in 23 games, 22 in relief, for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball in 1974. Gerhardt was named "Sandlot Player of the Year" by the National Baseball Congress in 1970 while attending Clemson University. He was selected by the Padres in the 12th round of the 1972 Major League Baseball Draft. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Gerhardt stood 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m) tall and weighed 175 pounds (79 kg).
Gerhardt spent his entire nine-season active career (1972–1979; 1981) in the Padres' organization. After it ended, he became a coach and manager in the farm systems of the Padres and the Texas Rangers. Since the mid-1990s he has been a scouting supervisor for the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau based in North Texas and Louisiana.
- "Roundup Amateur Baseball News", Baseball Digest, 30 (2): 81, 1971
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
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