Saturday, September 22, 2012

Angels Debut #115 Jorge Rubio

Jorge Jesus (Chavez) Rubio
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 200 lb.
Born: April 23, 1945 in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
MLB Debut: April 21, 1966 California Angels
Final Game: May 1, 1967 California Angels
Years With the Angels: 1966-1967

Before 1964 Season: Signed by the Los Angeles Angels as an amateur free agent.
November 29, 1967: Traded by the California Angels with Bill Kelso to the Cincinnati Reds for Sammy Ellis.

Relieving the previous Angel debut of Dick Egan, he entered the game in the sixth after Egan's 2.1 innings of relief for starter Fred Newman, and promptly hit Tommy Agee with a pitch (in retaliation for his HR off of Newman?), then gave up a run on a groundout, coaxed a flyout and then a strikeout.  He then got three outs in the seventh and was done for the night, in an eventual 8-6 loss to the White Sox on Thursday, April 21, 1966 (N) at Anaheim Stadium.

In 42.1 innings pitched over two seasons, with 7 starts, he went 2-3 with 3.19 ERA.

Best Angels Performance:
Complete game shutout with 15 strikeouts against the Cleveland Indians on Sunday, October 2, 1966 (D) at Anaheim Stadium.

Not much is known about him.

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