Richard Carter Wantz
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 5", Weight: 175 lb.
Born: April 11, 1940 in South Gate, CA
MLB Debut: April 13, 1965 California Angels
Final MLB Game: April 13, 1965 California Angels
Died: May 13, 1965 in Inglewood, CA (Aged 25)
Years with the Angels: 1965
Before 1961 Season: Signed by the Los Angeles Angels as an amateur free agent.
Started the eighth as a pitching replacement for Don Lee, and struck out Max Alvis on Tuesday, April 13, 1965 (N) at Chavez Ravine.
Pitched 1 inning of relief giving up 2 runs on 6 hits with 2 Ks for a 18.00 ERA.
OTHER INTERESTING FACTS:
- After his debut he complained of headaches and was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. He died one month later.