Hooks & Runs

166 - From Rural Texas to Aggieland to Dodger Stadium w/ Doug Rau

August 18, 2023 A podcast about baseball, music and culture. Season 4 Episode 166
Hooks & Runs
166 - From Rural Texas to Aggieland to Dodger Stadium w/ Doug Rau
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Doug Rau pitched 9 seasons in the Major Leagues compiling an 81-60 record with a 3.35 ERA. He was a starter for the Los Angeles through their 1970s heyday, playing for managers Walter Alston and Tommy Lasorda and with great Dodger players like Steve Garvey, Dusty Baker, Rick Monday and many, many more. In this episode Rau reflects on growing up  in rural Texas west of Houston, achieving All-American status at Texas A&M, and spending the 1970s, or most of those years, in the Dodger rotation.

Episodes Referenced:
133 - We Weren't Rained Out, We Were Rained In w/ Roger Metzger.
149 - You Gotta Be Smart to Play This Game w/ Bill Bonham

Errata: Dick Allen hit 3 home runs off Doug Rau during Rau's  career, not 4.

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Introducing Doug Rau
Aggieland Days & a Tale of Three Drafts
"I regret to this day I didn't run through the sign."
April 8, 1974
Alston and Lasorda
Doug Rau plays Doug Rau trivia