Ramón Hernández (pitcher)

Ramón Hernández
Born: (1940-08-31)August 31, 1940
Carolina, Puerto Rico
Died: February 4, 2009(2009-02-04) (aged 68)
Carolina, Puerto Rico
Batted: Switch Threw: Left
MLB debut
April 11, 1967, for the Atlanta Braves
Last MLB appearance
July 27, 1977, for the Boston Red Sox
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 23–15
Earned run average 3.03
Strikeouts 255
Saves 46

Ramón Hernández González (August 31, 1940 February 4, 2009) was a relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played all or part of nine seasons between 1967 and 1977, including three National League Championship Series for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1972, 1974–75). His most productive season came in 1972, when he finished 5–0 with a 1.67 ERA and 14 saves. A native of Carolina, Puerto Rico, he was a switch-hitter and threw left-handed.

In a nine-season career, Hernández posted a 23–15 record with a 3.03 ERA and 46 saves in 337 relief appearances, giving up 145 earned runs on 339 hits and 135 walks while striking out 255 in 430 ⅓ innings of work.

Hernández died in Ponce, Puerto Rico, at the age of 68.[1]

See also


  1. "Fallece ex lanzador puertorriqueño Ramón Hernández Archived 2009-02-16 at the Wayback Machine." (in Spanish), Prensa Latina, February 5, 2009.

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