Rusty Gerhardt

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Allen Russell Gerhardt

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Rusty Gerhardt was a star at Clemson University from 1969-1972, achieving 34 victories. In the majors, he had a record of 2-1 with one save in 23 appearances with the San Diego Padres in 1974.

He was MVP of the 1970 National Baseball Congress World Series while pitching for the Grand Rapids Sullivans, who won the tournament.

Gerhardt was forced into service as a player-manager for the Amarillo Gold Sox in May 1979 when Glenn Ezell underwent open-heart surgery. He was a coach with the Oklahoma City 89ers in the mid-80s.

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