Sunday, August 1, 2010

#63 Bobby Darwin

Arthur Bobby Lee Darwin
Pitcher, Rightfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 190 lb.
Born: February 16, 1943 in Los Angeles, CA
Debut: September 30, 1962 Los Angeles Angels
Final Game: August 18, 1977 Chicago Cubs
Years with the Angels: 1962

Before 1962 Season: Signed by the Los Angeles Angels as an amateur free agent.
May 15, 1963: Selected off waivers by the Baltimore Orioles from the Los Angeles Angels as first-year waiver pick.

Started the second game of a double header (final game of the 1962 season) and walked the first batter he faced Don Dillard. Ended up lasting 3.1 innings giving up 6 runs on 8 hits with 6 strikeouts in a 6-1 loss to the Cleveland Indians on Sunday, September 30, 1962 (D) at Cleveland Stadium.

Started one game in his only appearance as an Angel ending up 0-1 with a 10.80 ERA. Struck out in his only at bat.

- After struggling as a pitcher, transitioned to the outfield in 1969.
- Spent most of the 60's in the minor leagues.
- Had two 20-Home Run Seasons: (1972 & 1974).
- Led the American League in striking out as a batter: (1972-1974).
- Played with the Angels, Dodgers, Twins, Brewers, Red Sox, and Cubs.

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