Sunday, December 20, 2009

#28 Ray Semproch

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Roman Anthony Semproch (Baby)
Bats: Right , Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11" , Weight: 180 lb.
Born: January 7, 1931 in Cleveland, OH

Purchased by the Los Angeles Angels from the Washington Senators on April 7, 1961

Entered game in the 7th as a pitching replacement for starter Jerry Casale, walking two and giving up a run before getting out of the inning, at Detroit on April 21, 1961.
As an Angel he appeared in his final Major League game on May 2, 1961.

Appeared in 1 full inning over the course of 2 games and posted a 9.00 ERA.

Ray Semproch was signed by the Philadelphia Phillies as an amateur free agent in 1951, but he did not make his big league debut until many years later - on April 15, 1958, against the Cincinnati Reds. The year prior, he'd gone 12-4 with a 2.64 ERA for the Triple-A Miami Marlins. In his first major league game, he gave up a hit and a walk, struck out two, and earned the win in a three inning relief appearance.
He burst onto the major league scene in 1958, going 13-11 as a rookie for the 1958 Phillies. The biography at says he was leading the league at mid-season with 11 victories.
On November 28, 1960, he was drafted by the Washington Senators in the Rule V Draft (he and John Gabler were the first two players acquired by the "new" Washington Senators of 1961).
He closed out his major league career in the inaugural season of the Los Angeles Angels.

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1 comment:

  1. Hey,
    This is an awesome project you're working on, and I say that because I'm doing the same one. I'm currently at 80% complete but it's going to be difficult to break the 95% barrier. Good luck!