Randy Louis Lerch (October 9, 1954 in Sacramento, California), is a former professional baseball pitcher who played in the major leagues for the Milwaukee Brewers, Philadelphia Phillies, Montreal Expos, and San Francisco Giants from 1975 to 1986.
His career win-loss record was 60–64 with 507 strikeouts and a 4.53 ERA.
On September 30, 1978, Lerch achieved a rare bit of notoriety for a pitcher by hitting two home runs in a 10–8 win that clinched the National League East Division championship for the Phillies.
- ^ Collier, Gene (September 27, 1993). "Pirates, Phillies Have Owned the Outgoing NL East Division". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. D1.
- ^ Denlinger, Ken (October 1, 1978). "Loud Sighs From Phillies Precede Popping of Corks". Washington Post. p. D2.
- ^ "September 30, 1978 Philadelphia Phillies at Pittsburgh Pirates Box Score and Play by Play". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 23, 2010.
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