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Encyclopedia > Bob Welch (baseball player)

Bob Welch was a baseball pitcher in the 1980s, primarily for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was seriously injured in a boating accident while in spring training with the Cleveland Indians. The accident killed a teammate, Steve Olin. Following the accident Welch never really recovered his form.

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Bob Welch (baseball player) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (320 words)
Robert Lynn "Bob" Welch (born November 3, 1956 in Detroit, Michigan), is a former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Los Angeles Dodgers (1978-87) and Oakland Athletics (1988-94).
Welch gained national fame in 1978 when he struck out Reggie Jackson with the bases loaded and two out in the bottom of the ninth inning of Game 2 of the 1978 World Series.
Welch was the pitching coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks when they won the World Series in 2001.
Win (baseball) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (600 words)
It is so rare now that the last pitcher to even do this was Bob Welch back in 1990 though it was achieved several times per decade immediately before that.
A fair amount of baseball critics argue that many times a win is completely out of the pitcher's control, and in turn a dominant pitcher with weak run support from the offense can have a substantial losing record, which affects Cy Young Award consideration.
Members of the 300-win Club are dead locks for the Baseball Hall of Fame, and all members (except for Greg Maddux and Roger Clemens, who have not retired as of 2006) are indeed Hall-of-Famers.
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