Raymond Leonard Culp (born August 6, 1941) is an American former professional baseball pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Philadelphia Phillies (1963–1966), Chicago Cubs (1967), and Boston Red Sox (1968–1973).
|Born: August 6, 1941|
|April 10, 1963, for the Philadelphia Phillies|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 3, 1973, for the Boston Red Sox|
|Earned run average||3.58|
|Career highlights and awards|
Culp’s first year was an impressive one, as he compiled a 14–11 win–loss record for the Phillies and was eighth in the National League (NL) in strikeouts, although his control was somewhat shaky … leading the league in walks, with 102.
As a rookie, he made the 1963 NL All-Star squad and went on to retire Al Kaline, Frank Malzone, and Carl Yastrzemski (around a Leon Wagner single), in a scoreless fifth inning of the Senior Circuit’s 5–3 victory.
In 11 seasons he had a 122–101 win-loss record, 322 games, 268 games started, 80 complete games, 22 shutouts, 21 games finished, 1 save, 1,8981⁄3 innings pitched, 1,677 hits allowed, 863 runs allowed, 755 earned runs allowed, 188 home runs allowed, 752 walks allowed, 1,411 strikeouts, 70 hit batsmen, 73 wild pitches, 8,066 batters faced, 58 intentional walks, 3 balks, and a 3.58 ERA.
Accomplishments and statisticsEdit
- Selected by The Sporting News as National League Rookie Pitcher of the Year, 1963
- Named to the 1963 National League All-Star Team and the 1969 American League All-Star Team
- Led the National League in hit batsmen (12, 1965) the American League (11, 1970)
- Led the National League in walks allowed (102) (1963)
- Ranks 99th on the MLB career hits allowed per nine innings pitched list (7.95)
- Ranks 95th on the MLB career strikeouts per nine innings pitched list (6.69)
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors), or Retrosheet
- Ray Culp at SABR (Baseball BioProject)
- Ray Culp at Baseball Almanac
- Ray Culp at Baseball Library
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