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Former Orioles pitcher Ed Farmer passes away

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Tied with Gordie Sundin and Jeff Rineer for shortest career by an Oriole pitcher.  Each faced two batters. 

In the third inning of the second game of a doubleheader on September 7th 1977 Farmer was brought in to face the Tigers with Jason Thompson and Rusty Staub on base.  He gave up a single to Lance Parrish, then a walk to Ben Oglivie.  Was removed for Randy Miller, who let Parrish score.  So Farmer's Oriole ERA is infinite.

Sundin had a similar story in '56 as an 18-year-old.  Rineer got the most out of his two batters - credit for a whole inning pitched.  Came on in the 6th inning of the last regular season game in '79 with Ron Hassey on first.  Got a flyball to left, then an GIDP, and his major league career was over.

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