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Patrick Leonard Darcy (born May 12, 1950) is a former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Cincinnati Reds from 1974 to 1976.

Pat Darcy
Pitcher
Born: (1950-05-12) May 12, 1950 (age 69)
Troy, Ohio
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 12, 1974, for the Cincinnati Reds
Last MLB appearance
June 13, 1976, for the Cincinnati Reds
MLB statistics
Win–loss record14–8
Earned run average4.15
Strikeouts75
Teams

Signed as an amateur free agent in 1969 by the Houston Astros, Darcy came to the Cincinnati Reds organization in 1974 when he was exchanged for Denis Menke.

Darcy is best known as the pitcher who gave up Carlton Fisk's walk-off home run in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series. After beginning the 1976 season with the Reds, Darcy was demoted to the team's Indianapolis Indians farm club in June of that year. Darcy would never again pitch at the major league level.

Darcy was born near Dayton, Ohio. His family relocated to Tucson, Arizona when he was a small child, and he considers Tucson his hometown; Darcy was a standout high school outfielder and pitcher for Rincon High School. Before becoming a professional pitcher, he attended and played for Mesa Community College[1]. Darcy returned to Tucson after his major league career, earning his degree at the University of Arizona, starting his family, becoming active in the real estate industry and various aspects of local civic life. Darcy hosted local sports talk radio programs, ran for mayor of Tucson twice[2], and drew upon his connections and relationships in Major League Baseball to help bring the Colorado Rockies to Tucson in 1993 as a spring training team.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pat Darcy | Society for American Baseball Research". sabr.org. Retrieved 2019-04-20.
  2. ^ Nintzel, Jim. "Who's Pat Darcy? And Does He Want To Be Mayor?". Tucson Weekly. Retrieved 2019-04-20.

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