Thursday, June 23, 2016

#459 Rick Renick

Reserve career Twin light hitting infielder….Showed a little pop in his bat with 20 home runs in 554 at bats…Called up from AAA Denver in 1968, replacing a faltering Jackie Hernandez at shortstop… showed a weakness by stricking out 42 times in 97 at bats….. highlight was hitting a home run in first at bat, against Mickey Lolich no less ….was able to hang on for 4 more seasons….was able to improve plate discipline but could not achieve starter status….big league time ended in 1972 with a career .221 BA….hung around the Twins AAA clubs for 4 more years, then returned to Denver, Montreal’s farm club for two more years….has made a living out of coaching since then for the Twins, Expos, Marlin, and Royals organizations.

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