Saturday, March 12, 2011

Debut #94 Ron Piche

Ronald Jacques Piche (Monsieur Baseball)
Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 165 lb.
Born: May 22, 1935 in Verdun, Quebec, CAN
Died: February 3, 2011 in Montreal, QC CAN
MLB Debut: May 30, 1960 Milwaukee Braves
Final MLB Game: September 26, 1966 St Louis Cardinals
Years with the Angels: 1965

October 14, 1964: Traded by the Milwaukee Braves with Phil Roof to the California Angels for a player to be named later. The California Angels sent Dan Osinski (November 29, 1964) to the Milwaukee Braves to complete the trade.
June, 1965: Sent from the California Angels to the Minnesota Twins in an unknown transaction.

Piche came into the game to close out the top of the 9th trailing 7-1, coaxing Chuck Hinton and Leon Wagner to ground out, walking Rocky Colivito, then striking out Max Alvis of the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday, April 13, 1965 (N) at Chavez Ravine.

In 19 innings over 14 games Piche went 0-3 (1 Start) with a 6.86 ERA, giving up 5 HRs and 15 earned runs with 12BB and 14K. He didn't work out so well.

Best Angels Performance:
Honestly I could not find a decent performance to comment on.

- Roberto Clemente was only 2 for 13 against him (.154) and struck out 4 times.
- Conversely Bill Mazeroski was 5 for 15 with 4 home runs.
- Also played for the Braves (60-63) and Cardinals (66).
- Longtime Expos Minor League Pitching Instructor.
- Inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 1988.

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