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Dick Radatz
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Birth Date:April 2, 1937
Astrology Sign:Aries
Chinese Sign:Ox - Yin
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Died Date:March 16, 2005

Occupation:Baseball Player

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Dick Radatz

Biography:Dick Radatz (April 2, 1937 - March 16, 2005), nicknamed "The Monster" or "Moose", was an American right-handed relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Boston Red Sox (1962-66), Cleveland Indians (1966-67), Chicago Cubs (1967), Detroit Tigers (1969) and Montreal Expos (1969).

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Radatz led the American League in saves (24), games (62) and relief wins (9) in 1962, his rookie season with the Red Sox, and was named Fireman of the Year by The Sporting News.

In 1963 Radatz saved 25 games and went 15-6 with a 1.97 ERA, becoming the first pitcher in history to have consecutive 20-save seasons. The same season he was selected to the All-Star Game, and impressed with strikeouts of Willie Mays, Dick Groat, Duke Snider, Willie McCovey and Julián Javier in the two innings he pitched.

Radatz received his second Fireman of the Year award in 1964 for his league-leading 29 saves with 16 wins and a 2.29 ERA in 79 games. Again, he was selected an All-Star. Beside those accomplishments, he fanned 181 batters, setting a record that still stands for most strikeouts by a relief pitcher in a single season.

In 1965 Radatz went 9-11 with 24 saves and a high 3.91 ERA. He was diagnosed with injuries in his arm and shoulder which required season-ending surgery. He never recovered his form, was traded to the Indians at the 1966 mid-season, and was sent to the Cubs the following year. Out in the 1968 season, he finished his career with the Tigers and Expos in 1969.

Overall with Boston, Radatz saved 104 games (a team record later broken by Bob Stanley) with a 49-34 record and 646 strikeouts in 576.1 innings pitched. With the other four teams he went 6-20 with 26 saves in 117.2 innings.

Dick Radatz was selected to the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame in 1997. He died in March 2005 after falling down a flight of stairs at his home in Easton, Massachusetts.

Chinese Horoscope for Dick Radatz
Includes characteristics and Vices
Dick Radatz's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 11, 1937 - January 30, 1938
Birthday: April 2, 1937

The Ox is a Yin,
and is the Second sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Strength of Purpose

Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Dick Radatz's Personality Tarot Card Strength - Personality Card

Birthday: April 2, 1937

A time for self-awareness involving courage, strength, and determination.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Dick Radatz's Growth Tarot Card The Star

Birthday: April 2, 2018

Hope, promise, renewal, and light after darkness.




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