Bobby Locke

1965 Topps

Locke pitched in 165 games for five different teams over a nine-year big league career. Primarily a reliever, he only made 11 starts in the majors and finished with a record of 16-15 and a 4.02 ERA. His best run came during his first three years in the majors (1959-1961). He won 10 games for the Cleveland Indians over that stretch and pitched in 93 total games. He reached his high mark for innings pitched in 1960 when he threw 123 for Cleveland. He pitched mostly in the minors for the following seven seasons before appearing in 29 games for the California Angels in 1968 which was also his last year in the majors. Locke pitched in the minors in 1969 before hanging it up.


Locke did not provide an answer to the fifth question, regarding his favorite memory from his time in the big leagues, and actually removed it completely from the questionnaire. Had he answered, he might have mentioned the fact that he hit a home run in the very first game of his career. Locke made his major league debut for Cleveland in a start against the Boston Red Sox in 1959. In his second at bat of the game, Locke took Red Sox starter Frank Sullivan deep for a three-run home run. It was the only home run Locke ever hit in the majors.

Bobby Locke – career stats

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