Baseball Trivia (General)/Curt Raydon


Griff Williams wrote at 2008-07-20 01:58:43
Raydon is from my home town.  The word on the street was that Raydon had "arm trouble" and did not have a good work ethic sufficient to retirn to MLB.  He became a local police officer and may have retired from that position.

denise wrote at 2009-02-18 16:46:17
Curt is living and doing great in Lufkin, Texas.  He almost never speaks of his baseball career and when asked about it sluffs it off.  I have never discussed with him why he stopped playing ball.  He is a super person

Tina Kaine wrote at 2009-08-29 23:19:44
I am sitting here at lake Sam Rayburn in Texas with Curt Raydon. He is enjoying life with his wife Donna. Retired policeman who has moved to Texas to be near his family. Anymore questions can be answered by Curt Raydon himself if you need more information.

Ray Dean wrote at 2010-02-14 00:35:56
I am glad to read your comments.  I also wondered what happened to Rayden and Witt.  The next year I went to the Army and lost touch with baseball until the Maz homer.

rsp777 wrote at 2015-06-22 03:45:04
Curt Raydon

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Curtis Lowell Raydon

   Bats Right, Throws Right

   Height 6' 4", Weight 190 lb.

   Debut April 15, 1958

   Final Game September 14, 1958

   Born November 18, 1933 in Bloomington, IL USA

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Curt Raydon had a notable 8-4 season as a rookie for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1958, but never again pitched in the majors. He was in the minors after that, pitching well in 15 games in 1959, and while he was expected to come back to the majors (Topps issued a 1960 Pirates baseball card for him), it never happened. He later became a policeman.

He pitched a four-hit shutout against the San Francisco Giants on July 25, 1958, for his only career shutout and one of two complete games. Raydon developed a cyst on the index finger of his pitching hand and then a sore arm after the 1958 season. His arm problems limited him to only 15 games - all in AAA - in 1959. With the Pirates in spring training in 1960, Raydon experienced arm tightness and was limited in his ability to pitch in exhibition games. He did not make the team and was sent back to the minors. He never again pitched in the major leagues.

Curt Raydon had an interesting career as a hitter in his only season in the major leagues: although he managed to collect only one base hit, he nevertheless walked six times.

With the Pirates, he was a year older than teammate Roberto Clemente and a year younger than teammate Dick Stuart.  

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