Found July 22, 2012 on Bloody Sox:
Billy Rohr Billy Rohr was signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates for $25,000 in 1963. The Pirates attempted to hide Rohr’s obvious skill by placing him on the disabled list the entire year. This did not fool the Red Sox who drafted Rohr in November that year. Rohr would pitch well the following 3 years in the Red Sox system. In stints at Wellsville, Winston-Salem and the Red Sox AAA Toronto team Rohr demonstrated a knack for going deep into games, pitching 23 complete games. In 1967, Rohr got his chance in the Big leagues. He went 2-3 with a 5.10 ERA in 10 appearances (8 starts). By the end of June, he was out of Boston and would pitch one more season in the Majors the following season for the Cleveland Indians. So why am I writing about Billy Rohr? What makes him a remarkable part of Red Sox lore? On April 14th, Rohr made his major league debut. It came against the New York Yankees. During their home opener. Versus future Hall of Famer Whitey Ford. Needless to say Rohr was nervous. Fello...
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