Ronald Thomas Locke (born April 4, 1942 in Wakefield, Rhode Island) is a retired American professional baseball player. A left-handed pitcher, he appeared in 25 games for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball in 1964, working as a starting pitcher in three and as a relief pitcher in the remainder. He was credited with the win in one game, the loss in two others, and posted an ERA of 3.48.Having begun his minor league career in 1963, he continued in the minors through 1970, briefly joining the Cincinnati Reds and Philadelphia Phillies systems in 1966 before returning to the Mets system where he finished his career. He compiled a minor league record of 62 wins and 48 losses, with a 3.05 ERA. In his rookie season, with the Class A Auburn Mets of the New York-Penn League in 1963, Locke struck out 249 men in 217 innings pitched.
- ^ Springer, Jon; Matthew Silverman (2008). Mets by the Numbers: A Complete Team History of the Amazin' Mets by Uniform Number. Skyhorse Publishing. p. 221. ISBN 978-1-60239-227-4.
- ^ Baseball Digest, March 1964, page 119
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