Ruben Gomez

Ruben Gomez

Birth
Arroyo, Arroyo Municipality, Puerto Rico, USA
Death 26 Jul 2004 (aged 77)
Carolina, Carolina Municipality, Puerto Rico, USA
Burial Guayama Municipality, Puerto Rico, USA
Memorial ID 9194238 · View Source
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Professional Baseball Pitcher. A Puerto Rican native, known as a beanball, brush back pitcher, he became the first player from his country to win a World Series game and played six seasons for the Giants starting in 1953. He pitched the first game in San Francisco Giants history, tossing a six-hit shutout against Los Angeles on April 15, 1958, to beat Don Drysdale 8-0, at Seals Stadium in San Francisco. He also pitched for Philadelphia, Cleveland and Minnesota over his 10-year Major League career, which ended in 1967. Overall, he was 76-86 with a 4.09 ERA.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 28 Jul 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9194238
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ruben Gomez (13 Jul 1927–26 Jul 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9194238, citing Cementerio Municipal Nuevo de Guayama, Guayama Municipality, Puerto Rico, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .