Randall James "Randy" Moffitt (born October 13, 1948) is an American former baseball pitcher for the San Francisco Giants, Houston Astros and Toronto Blue Jays. Born in Long Beach, California, he is the younger brother of tennis star Billie Jean Moffitt King.
Moffitt was drafted by the Giants in the 1st round (18th pick) of the 1970 amateur draft. After a successful year as a starting pitcher for the Class-A Fresno Giants (9–6, 1.60) he was converted to relief with the Triple-A Phoenix Giants in 1971. He was called up to the big club in 1972, making his Major League Baseball debut on June 11.
He was a dependable relief pitcher for many years, and finished in the National League Top Ten four times for saves and three times for games pitched. During the 1970s he partnered first with Elías Sosa and later with Gary Lavelle to give the Giants one of the league's better bullpens. In 534 career pitching appearances (all but one in relief) he finished 306 games including 96 saves.
- ^ "Bill Moffitt, 88, the father of tennis star Billie Jean King and former major league pitcher Randy Moffitt, died Friday at his home in Prescott, Ariz., after a brief illness, World TeamTennis spokeswoman Rosie Crews said Saturday." "Bill Moffitt, 88; Father of Athletes Billie Jean King, Randy Moffitt". Los Angeles Times. 2006-06-18.
- ^ "Billie Jean and Randy Moffitt, her brother, were expected to be home each day for dinner at 5:15 p.m. Their parents shuttled them to tennis and baseball practice, and Randy eventually became a relief pitcher for the San Francisco Giants." Melissa Murphy (2008-08-11). "King's book highlights 'Battle of the Sexes' match". USA Today.
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