Fred Cambria

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Frederick Dennis Cambria

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Fred Cambria pitched professional baseball from 1969 to 1973. A Political Science major at Saint Leo University in St. Leo, FL, he played high school baseball at St. Pascal Baylon High School in Queens, NY. It is just a coincidence that his last name is the same as the neighborhood he was born in. He had a 3-10 record as a high school senior, but was more successful in college, as he received the Outstanding College Athlete of America award in 1969. he was then selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 3rd round of the 1969 amateur draft.

He began his professional pitching career 1969 with the York Pirates in the Eastern League, where he was 9-2, 2.16. He threw a perfect game on July 15th. In 1970, he began the year with the Columbus Jets in the International League, where he went 12-7, 4.17 then was promoted to Pittsburgh in late August, where he made 6 appearances, going 1-2, 3.61. After that promising start to his career, he suffered arm troubles which slowed him down. In 1971, with the Charleston Charlies in the IL, he was only 0-3, 5.56 and went on the disabled list in May. In 1972, it is reported that he had bursitis, and as a result, he switched to a submarine delivery. His record with Charleston was 2-0, 5.54. He was released by the Pirates after the season and signed with the New York Yankees in mid-1973. In his last go-round in professional baseball, he had no record with a 4.24 ERA with the West Haven Yankees in the Eastern League.

Sorces: The Sporting News: 8/2/69, 1/10/70, 9/19/70 & 6/3/72

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