Gene Garber

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According to Wikipedia, Henry Eugene Garber is an American former professional baseball sidearm relief pitcher who played for four Major League Baseball organizations from to . Playing career Garber was selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 20th round of the 1965 amateur draft. Over the course of his MLB career, he pitched for the Pirates, Kansas City Royals , Philadelphia Phillies, and Atlanta Braves. In , Garber won his only postseason game, becoming the first Phillies pitcher to win a postseason game in 62 years. While pitching for the Braves against the Cincinnati Reds on August 1, 1978, Garber helped prevent Pete Rose from setting a new National League hitting streak record. With the Braves winning 16–4 in the top of the ninth inning, Rose was 0 for 4 when he came to bat with two outs. Rose struck out swinging, on a 2–2 change-up, ending the consecutive game streak still tied with Willie Keeler.

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