Arnold Barry Latman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 210 lb.
Born: May 21, 1936 in Los Angeles, CA
MLB Debut: September 10, 1957 Chicago White Sox
Final MLB Game: August 12, 1967 Houston Astros
Years with the Angels: 1964-1965
December 2, 1963: Traded by the Cleveland Indians with a player to be named later to the Los Angeles Angels for Leon Wagner. The Cleveland Indians sent Joe Adcock (December 6, 1963) to the Los Angeles Angels to complete the trade.
December 15, 1965: Traded by the California Angels to the Houston Astros for Ed Pacheco (minors) and cash.
As the starting pitcher he got the first batter he faced, Don Blasingame, to fly out to center, then went on to retire the side. He then fell apart in the second according to retrosheet:
Skowron homered; King was hit by a pitch; Lock walked [King to second]; Retzer was hit by a pitch [King to third, Lock to second]; Kennedy flied out to left; Daniels singled to shortstop [King scored, Lock to third, Retzer to second]; Blasingame singled to left [Lock scored, Retzer scored, Daniels to second]; D. LEE REPLACED LATMAN (PITCHING); Brinkman popped to first; Hinton tripled to right [Daniels scored, Blasingame scored]; Skowron struck out; 6 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Ended the day after 1.1 innings becoming the losing pitcher in a 6-4 loss to the Washington Senators on Wednesday, April 15, 1964(N) at D.C. Stadium
7-11 in 169.2 innings (18 starts) for a 3.66 ERA.
BEST ANGELS GAME:
Threw a complete game 7-hit 4K shutout, and went 1-4 with an RBI and 2 runs scored in a 9-0 win against the Kansas City Athletics on Wednesday, May 13, 1964 (N) at Chavez Ravine.
OTHER INTERESTING FACTS:
- Originally signed by the Chicago White Sox as an amateur free agent in 1955
- Also played for the Indians and Astros
- AL All-Star (1961) Cleveland Indians
- Loved to face Russ Nixon 7-43 .163 6Ks 2HBP
- Hated to face Rocky Colavito 16-50 .320 7HR 16BB