Rick Joseph

Ricardo Joseph
Third baseman/First baseman
Born: (1939-08-24)August 24, 1939
San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
Died: September 8, 1979(1979-09-08) (aged 40)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 18, 1964, for the Kansas City Athletics
Last MLB appearance
September 23, 1970, for the Philadelphia Phillies
MLB statistics
Batting average .243
Home runs 13
Runs batted in 65

Ricardo Emelindo Joseph Harrigan (August 24, 1939 – September 8, 1979) was a Dominican Major League Baseball corner infielder who played for the Kansas City Athletics and the Philadelphia Phillies in parts of three seasons spanning 1964–1970. Born in San Pedro de Macorís, Joseph stood 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) tall and weighed 192 pounds (87 kg). He threw and batted right-handed.

In 1967, Joseph was named the Most Valuable Player Award of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League, after batting .300 with 24 home runs for the league champion San Diego Padres.[1] The performance earned him a late August call-up to the Phillies.

Joseph died in 1979 from diabetes at the age of 40.[2]


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