Ray Herbert

Ray HerbertRay Herbert was a Detroit native who made his major league debut with the Tigers in 1950 when he was 20 years old. More than two decades later, after his big league career was over, Herbert took a job as a batting practice pitcher with the same team at Tiger Stadium when he was in his early 40s.

In 1962 with the White Sox, Herbert got great run support (nearly five runs per game) and won 20 games. He started one of the All-Star Games that summer and got the win for the American League.

Herbert gave up Carl Yastrzemski‘s first hit.