26 Facts About Rick Wise


Richard Charles Wise was born on September 13,1945 and is an American former professional baseball player and coach.

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Rick Wise played in Major League Baseball as a right-handed pitcher between 1964 and 1982 for the Philadelphia Phillies, St Louis Cardinals, Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians and the San Diego Padres.

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Rick Wise was the winning pitcher for the Boston Red Sox in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series, considered by some to be the greatest Series game ever played.

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Rick Wise grew up in Portland, Oregon and led his Rose City Little League team to the Little League World Series in 1958, making him one of a handful of major league players to have played in both the Little League and Major League World Series.

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Rick Wise was eighteen years of age when he debuted for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1964, his second professional season.

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Rick Wise was the last of that 1964 Philadelphia Phillies team to be active in the major leagues, pitching two innings of relief for the Padres against the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 10,1982.

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Rick Wise spent all of 1965 and the early part of 1966 with the Phillies' top minor league affiliate before making the majors for good.

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Rick Wise developed into a solid starter, winning 17 games with a 2.

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Rick Wise contributed a pair of homers, a one-out two-run clout off Ross Grimsley in the fifth and a leadoff solo shot off Clay Carroll in the eighth.

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Rick Wise won a total of 32 games during his two seasons in St Louis, but Carlton won 27 for the last-place 1972 Phillies alone and would go on to anchor their starting pitching staff for the next decade, ultimately winning 329 games and a place in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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At the time the Carlton-Rick Wise deal made some sense from the Cardinals' perspective.

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On June 13,1973, Rick Wise, having already pitched one no-hitter against the Reds, nearly joined Addie Joss as the only pitchers to no-hit the same team twice.

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Rick Wise was traded along with Bernie Carbo from the Cardinals to the Red Sox for Reggie Smith and Ken Tatum on October 26,1973.

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Rick Wise would have joined Cy Young and Jim Bunning as pitchers who had hurled no-hitters in both leagues.

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Rick Wise went on to win his only start in the 1975 ALCS against Oakland, and was the relief pitcher of record in Game 6 when Carlton Fisk ended the 12-inning game with his oft-replayed walk-off home run.

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On June 30,1976, Rick Wise was perfect against the Orioles until Paul Blair singled against him to start the sixth.

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In 1978, Rick Wise was involved in a trade for a future Hall of Famer for the second time in his career.

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Rick Wise led the AL in losses in 1978 with 19, but again came back to win 15 games for a poor team in 1979.

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Rick Wise became a free agent after the season, signing with the San Diego Padres.

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Rick Wise played two full seasons with the Padres, and was released after appearing in just one game for them in 1982, ending his playing career.

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Good-hitting pitcher, Rick Wise hit 15 home runs in his career, with a season-high of 6 in 1971.

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Rick Wise was the pitching coach for the 1985 and 1986 Madison Muskies, who were a Single A affiliate of the Oakland A's.

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Rick Wise was a coach on the 1991 New Britain Red Sox squad of the Eastern League.

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Rick Wise was the pitching coach for the Lancaster Barnstormers in 2005, helping them to an Atlantic League championship in 2006.

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Rick Wise was promoted to interim manager in July 2007 after the organization fired manager Frank Klebe.

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Rick Wise returned to his duties as pitching coach after Von Hayes was named the new manager for 2008.

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