Sunday, June 30, 2019

"Dodgers" Baseball Pitcher Bobby Castillo Jr. 2014 Rose Hills Cemetery

Bobby Castillo aka Robert Ernie "Babo"[1] Castillo Jr. (April 18, 1955 – June 30, 2014) was an American professional baseball pitcher. 

He played for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Minnesota Twins of Major League Baseball (MLB) between 1977 and 1985. 

He was in the bullpen for the Dodgers in the 1981 World Series, pitching one inning against the New York Yankees. 

He also pitched one season in Japan for the Chunichi Dragons in 1987. 

Castillo is credited with teaching his former Dodgers team-mate, Fernando Valenzuela, how to throw a screwball.[2][3]

Castillo died on June 30, 2014 from cancer at the age of 59.[1] His name is listed on the Gardens Memorial Wall at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, California. 


1. "Dodgers' 'Babo' Castillo dies at 59". Associated Press. June 30, 2014.
2. "Shrine of the Eternals 2006 Induction Day Photos". 2006-07-23.
3. "Mexican American Baseball". 2005-04-09.

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