Bobby Castillo

Bobby Castillo
Born: (1955-04-18)April 18, 1955
Los Angeles, California
Died: June 30, 2014(2014-06-30) (aged 59)
Los Angeles, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 10, 1977, for the Los Angeles Dodgers
Last MLB appearance
October 4, 1985, for the Los Angeles Dodgers
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 38–40
Earned run average 3.94
Strikeouts 434
Career highlights and awards
  • World Series champion (1981)

Robert Ernie "Babo"[1] Castillo Jr. (April 18, 1955 – June 30, 2014) was an American pitcher in Major League Baseball. He played for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Minnesota Twins between 1977 and 1985. He was in the bullpen for the Dodgers in the 1981 World Series, pitching one inning against the New York Yankees. He also pitched one season in Japan for the Chunichi Dragons in 1987. Castillo is credited with teaching his former Dodgers team-mate, Fernando Valenzuela, how to throw a screwball.[2][3]

Castillo died on June 30, 2014 from cancer at the age of 59.[1]


  1. 1 2 "Dodgers' 'Babo' Castillo dies at 59". Associated Press. June 30, 2014. Retrieved July 1, 2014.
  2. "Shrine of the Eternals 2006 Induction Day Photos". 2006-07-23. Archived from the original on 2013-09-29. Retrieved 2014-07-03.
  3. "Mexican American Baseball". 2005-04-09. Retrieved 2014-07-03.
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