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RIP: Former Pirate pitcher Dave Roberts

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Evil ... Thy name is Orville Redenbacher!!, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. Only 64, dead of lung cancer....

  2. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Roberts gave up the 3,771st and final base hit of Hank Aaron's career while pitching for Detroit.

    While with Houston in 1973, he was also on the mound for Home Run No. 712.

  3. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    I guess the hook is that he was on a WS team, but he would probably be better remembered for his work with the Padres and Astros than the Pirates.

  4. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    My first game.
  5. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Wasn't there also a utility infielder named Dave Roberts in the '70s and '80s?
  6. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Yep. I think he played for Texas.
  7. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    And with the Padres, Astros, and Phillies. Drafted out of Oregon and made his major league debut the same day (with San Diego).
  8. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    There have been four Dave Roberts in MLB since 1966. In addition to the guy whose death prompted this thread, there was a 1B/OF who played briefly for Houston and Pittsburgh in the '60s, the aforementioned former No. 1 overall draft pick from Oregon and the current player who was with the Giants last season.
  9. crusoes

    crusoes Active Member

    You know your Dave Robertses, sir.
  10. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    you just cleared deadline, didn't you.
  11. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    "These are the Dave's I know, I know. These are the Dave's I know."

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