Rick Camp

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Rick Camp
Pitcher
Born: (1952-06-10) June 10, 1952 (age 60)
Trion, Georgia
Batted: RightThrew: Right 
MLB debut
September 15, 1976 for the Atlanta Braves
Last MLB appearance
October 5, 1985 for the Atlanta Braves
Career statistics
Win-loss record    56-49
Earned Run Average    3.37
Strikeouts    407
Saves    57
Teams
 
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Rick Camp
Pitcher
Born: (1952-06-10) June 10, 1952 (age 60)
Trion, Georgia
Batted: RightThrew: Right 
MLB debut
September 15, 1976 for the Atlanta Braves
Last MLB appearance
October 5, 1985 for the Atlanta Braves
Career statistics
Win-loss record    56-49
Earned Run Average    3.37
Strikeouts    407
Saves    57
Teams

Rick Lamar Camp (June 10, 1952 in Trion, Georgia), is a former professional baseball player who played pitcher in the Major Leagues from 1976-1985. He played for the Atlanta Braves.

Camp is most well known for hitting a game-tying 18th-inning home run on July 5, 1985 against the New York Mets, off pitcher Tom Gorman. What made the home run more amazing was that Camp, despite hitting a respectable .231 in 1985 (3–13), had a very low career batting average of .074 (13 for 175), and this was the only home run of his nine-season career. It was one of the most improbable home runs ever hit, given the batter and the circumstances. Representing the tying run, Camp also struck out to end the game and was the losing pitcher. The Braves had run out of position players and had no choice but to let Camp bat in the 18th and 19th innings.

In September 2005, Camp was sentenced, along with four other people, to three years in federal prison for conspiring to steal more than $2 million from the Community Mental Health Center in Augusta, Georgia.[1]

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