Photo: Red's Pedro Borbon Dies
Former MLB pitcher Pedro Borbon lost his battle with cancer and died on Monday, according to the Cincinnati Reds.
The Dominican played most of his career for the Reds and was part of two World Series championship teams in 1975 and 1976. Borbon also suited up briefly for the California Angels, San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals.
Borbon, 65, put up big numbers for a relief pitcher. He posted a 69-39 record in his career. In just over 1,000 innings pitched he recorded a 3.52 ERA. He was a workhouse who appeared in the most games of any National League pitcher from 1970 to 1978. He excelled in the postseason and possessed an ERA of 2.42 in 20 outings.
He was most proud of his World Series titles, his son noted to the New York Times.
Borbon became a popular figure after he retired. He was in a pop culture reference in the movie “Airplane” and he returned to baseball briefly as a replacement player during the MLB lockout. He struck out the only batter he faced, which was a fitting end to a solid baseball career.
Written by HS News Sports Writer: Nate Jacobson