Lerch won 60 games over an 11-year career that saw him pitch from 1975-1986 for the Philadelphia Phillies, Milwaukee Brewers, Montreal Expos and San Francisco Giants. Lerch strung together three straight years with at least 10 wins for the Phillies (1977-1979) but then lost 14 games in 1981 and Philadelphia ended up trading him to Milwaukee. Lerch won 10 total games pitching for the Brewers and Expos in 1982. The season, however, would be his last as a starter. He remained in the majors for four more seasons, pitching out of the bullpen before retiring.
On September 30, 1978 Lerch pitched five innings and belted two home runs off Pittsburgh Pirate Don Robinson to lead the Phillies to a 10-8 win that clinched the NL East for Philadelphia.
Randy Lerch – career stats