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Bob KammeyerRobert Lynn KammeyerBorn: Dec. 21, 1950 in Kansas City, Kan.Died: Jan. 27, 2003 in Sacramento, Calif.Debut: 1978 | Pos: PH: 6-4 | W: 210 | B: R | T: RYrs G IP W L Sv SO ERA2 8 21.2 0 0 0 11 9.14>> Visit the Bob Kammeyer biography on Baseball Almanac for complete statistics.Bob Kammeyer, who pitched for the New York Yankees in 1978 and 1979, died on Jan. 27, 2003 in Sacramento, Calif. He was 52.Kammeyer, a native of Kansas City, Kansas, died on a pulmonary embolism. He had been a resident of Sacramento for more than 20 years.After pitching 2 seasons for Stanford, Kammeyer was picked in 21st round of the 1972 draft, According to reports, he signed for $3,600 and played in the minor leagues until his brief appearances with the Yankees in 1978 and 1979.He only pitched in one game during the 1979 season and, unfortunately, that was one he will be remembered for. He was brought in as a reliever in a game against the Cleveland Indians. He gave up 8 runs — with 2 home runs — without recording an out.Yankees manager Billy Martin reportedly felt so bad about the result that he gave Kammeyer and Paul Mirabella, the pitcher Kammeyer relieved, a $100 each to have fun on the town.In 1980, at AAA Columbus, Kammeyer posted a 15-7 record and a 2.91 ERA. He was named the American Association’s Most Valuable Pitcher and he retired after the season.Following his playing career, Kammeyer became an accountant and a coach for youth sports. He was involved in conservation efforts.Source: Total Baseball, Sacramento Bee obituary