Richard George Lines (born August 17, 1938 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a former Major League Baseball relief pitcher. He was signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates before the 1957 season, and played for the Washington Senators in 1966 and 1967.
Lines had been a starting pitcher for eight years in the minor leagues before being converted to relief in 1965 with the Hawaii Islanders of the Pacific Coast League. He made the big club the next year, and was an effective relief pitcher for the Senators during his two full seasons with them.
In all, Lines appeared in 107 games with Washington, all in relief. He finished his brief career with a total of 7 wins, 7 losses, 6 saves, 41 games finished, an excellent WHIP of 1.150, and an ERA of 2.83.
By Dean Hanley
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