Major League Baseball Player. For thirteen-seasons (1972 to 1984), he was a pitcher with the Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox and New York Mets. Born Richard William Tidrow, he attended Mount Eden High School in California, before being drafted by the Washington Senators during the June 1965 MLB Amateur Draft. He instead chose to enroll at Chabot College, prior to serving with the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. Tidrow would also be drafted by the San Francisco Giants and Cincinnati Reds, before signing with the Cleveland Indians. He earned a spot within the Indians' starting rotation and won 14 games two consecutive years (1972 and 1973). After he was acquired by the New York Yankees, he would experience three consecutive American League Pennant winning seasons (1976 to 1978) which included two world championships (1977 and 1978). He pitched in 6 career World Series contests. In 620 career regular season games, he compiled a 100 win, 94 loss record with a 3.68 lifetime ERA, in 1,746 innings-pitched. After retiring as a player, served as several capacities with the San Francisco Giants' front office which include scout, assistant to the general manager and director of player personnel.
Bio by: C.S.