Eric Raich

1976 Topps

The first player selected in Major League Baseball’s 1972 January draft, Raich pitched in 19 games for the Cleveland Indians, going 7-8 with a 5.85 ERA, from 1975-1976. Most of Raich’s MLB career happened in his rookie season as he pitched in 18 games that year. He won seven of them, but had a 5.54 ERA. He pitched in one game in 1976 and that was it for his time in the majors. He pitched professionally from 1972-1978.

Raich made his major league debut on May 24, 1975, at Cleveland Stadium against the Oakland A’s. He got the start for the Tribe and faced Oakland’s Vida Blue. Raich lasted 3-and-1/3 innings, giving up five hits and three runs. The A’s won the game 10-5.

Eric Raich – career stats

1977 Topps

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