John Bateman (Baseball)

John Bateman (Baseball)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John Alvin Bateman (July 21, 1940 - December 3, 1996) was a Major League Baseball catcher from Sand Springs, Oklahoma who signed with the expansion Houston Colt .45s as an amateur free agent in 1962. In 10 seasons he compiled a .230 lifetime batting average, and ended his career with the Philadelphia Phillies. Bateman clubbed 22 home runs for the Modesto Colts in 1962, and made the Colt .45s out of spring training the following season as Jim Campbell's back-up behind the plate. Campbell, however, sputtered, and soon lost his starting job to Bateman. On May 17, 1963, Bateman caught the first ever no-hitter in Houston franchise history. Don Nottebart held the Philadelphia Phillies hitless in a 4-1 Astro win. For the season, Bateman batted .210 while leading his team with ten home runs and 59 runs batted in.show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 168g
  • Junct
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136760290
  • 9786136760292