Tag: Bill Singer

Bill Singer Stats & Facts

Bill Singer Positions: Bats: R Throws: R Height: 76 Weight: 184 Born: Monday, April 24, 1944 in Los Angeles, CA USA Died: in , Debut: 9/24/1964 Last Game: 7/16/1977 Full Name: William Robert...

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A Six Player blockbuster trade highlighted by future HOF Frank Robinson

1972 – In a blockbuster interstate trade good for both teams, the Los Angeles Dodgers send Frank Robinson, Bill Singer, Mike Strahler, Bobby Valentine and Bill Grabarkewitz to the California Angels in exchange for Andy Messersmith and Ken McMullen, who returns to the team that signed him. Next season, Robinson will play 147 games, hitting 30 home runs with 97 RBI and Singer will combine with Nolan Ryan to strike out 674 batters, a 20th Century major league record for two teammates. Messersmith will win 39 games in the next two seasons for the Dodgers and finish second in the Cy Young Award voting in 1974.

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Bill Singer gets first official save

On April 7, 1969, Bill Singer of the Los Angeles Dodgers earns the first official save in history. Making his only relief appearance of the season, Singer finishes off Don Drysdale’s 3-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. Thanks to the efforts of sportswriter Jerome Holtzman, the save had become an official statistic during the off-season…

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