Ramón Segundo Monzant Espina (January 4, 1933 – August 10, 2001) was a 6 ft (1.83 m), 165 lb (75 kg) right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the New York and San Francisco Giants in parts of four seasons spanning 1954–60.
|Born: January 4, 1933|
|Died: August 10, 2001 (aged 68)|
|July 2, 1954, for the New York Giants|
|Last MLB appearance|
|April 25, 1960, for the San Francisco Giants|
|Earned run average||4.38|
|Career highlights and awards|
Monzant was born in Maracaibo, Venezuela. A curveball specialist, he was slated to join a pitching rotation which included veterans Johnny Antonelli, Rubén Gómez and Sal Maglie. Unfortunately, he disappointed the Giants' great expectations for him. His main problem was staying focused in the game, and deciding whether to pitch for the Giants or stay in his homeland longer after the winter season. As a result, he was consistently late in reporting to spring training, claiming a variety of excuses.
His best performance took place on April 29, 1956, in a Giants 8–1 complete game victory over the Philadelphia Phillies, when a one-out, first inning-inning single by Del Ennis cost him a no-hitter.
- Venezuelan Baseball Hall of Fame – 2006 inductees Archived 2013-12-03 at the Wayback Machine (Spanish)
- Meridiano.com – Magallanes exaltó a 14 personajes al Salón de La Fama de la organización Archived 2014-01-30 at the Wayback Machine (Spanish)
- "New York Giants 8, Philadelphia Phillies 1 (2)". retrosheet.org. April 29, 1956. Retrieved May 8, 2016.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Venezuelan Professional Baseball League statistics
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