Tuesday, September 28, 2010

#74 Bob Duliba

Robert John Duliba
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 180 lb.
Born: January 9, 1935 in Glen Lyon, PA
MLB Debut: August 11, 1959 St. Louis Cardinals
Final MLB Game: May 9, 1967 Kansas City Athletics
Years with the Angels: 1963-1964

Sent by the St. Louis Cardinals to the Los Angeles Angels to complete an earlier deal made on April 5, 1963. The Cardinals sent a player to be named later to the Los Angeles Angels for Bob Botz.
April 17, 1965: Traded by the California Angels to the Boston Red Sox for Hal Kolstad.

Replaced starter Dean Chance in the top of the 9th trailing 3-2 with 2 outs and 2 on and faced pinch hitter Roman Mejias who would reach on an error by Jim Fregosi, in an eventual 5-2 loss to the Boston Red Sox on Monday, September 9, 1963 (N) at Chavez Ravine.

1963 - 1964
Appeared in 64 games and went 7-5 with 10 saves and a 3.36 ERA in 80.1 innings.

- Spent 1956-1958 in the military.
- Solely used in relief during his ML career.
- Finished in the AL top ten in games pitched (58) and games finished (35) in 1964.
- Held Hall of Famers Hank Aaron, Luis Aparicio, Ernie Banks, Roberto Clemente, Al Kaline, Willie Mays, Bill Mazeroski, and Duke Snider to a .114 collective batting average (4-for-35).

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