Monday, March 14, 2016

#499 Vincente Romo

Interesting.... 7 seasons in major is just a portion of his career when compared to 15 years in Mexican League...in addition two full years in Cleveland chain....adds up to  a 24 year professional career....Played in native Mexico at age 19 in 1962...after 3 seasons tried his hand with Cleveland’s AAA club in Portland 1965....Returned to Mexico where he won 17 games in 1966....next season another try with AAA Portland is a floundering effort but stays in the States....Picked up Dodgers in Rule 5 draft and makes his MLB debut with them April 1968....pitches one game one inning....sent back to Cleveland and after a stint in the minors becomes a regular in the pen....Rookie season turned out to be his best with a nifty 1.62 ERA and 12 saves....dealt to Boston early 1969....takes the role of spot starter and 2nd reliever next to Sparky Lyle... wins 7 games for the Red Sox in remaider of 1969 and 1970....Traded to White Sox for 1971....ERA improves to 3.35 over two seasons and fashions a 4-7 record....Traded to Padres for another two year stop....7-8 4.08 ERA.....Returns to Mexico....after 7 ¼  seasons south of the border he is purchased by the Dodgers, his debut club....gets in 15 games in 1982 and returns to Mexico for 4 more years....career line W-L 32-33, 54 saves, 3.36 ERA.



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