Brock Pemberton, American baseball player, Died at 62


Brock Pemberton was born on November 6, 1953, and died on February 17, 2016.

He was a Major League Baseball player.

He played for the New York Mets in 1974 and 1975.

Brock also played in the St. Louis Cardinals’ organization.

Brock played as a first baseman.

He played high school baseball in Huntington Beach, California and was drafted by the Mets in the 6th round of the 1972 June Amateur Draft.

During his playing in the lower minor leagues in 1972 and 1973, Brock was promoted to AA level with the Victoria Toros of the Texas League in 1974.

That year, he posted a .322 batting average in 134 games and 482 at bats for the Toros.

Brock also had 8 home runs.

His accomplishment earned Pemberton a promotion to the Major League Mets late in the season.

He made his debut with the Mets as a pinch hitter on September 10, 1974, against the Montreal Expos.

In next day, the Mets and St. Louis Cardinals played a 25 inning game in which Pemberton got his first Major League hit, also as a pinch hitter.

However, Brock played 11 games for the Mets in 1974, with 4 hits in 22 at-bats and one run batted in.

Throughout four games as a first baseman, he did not make an error.

Brock Pemberton spent most of the 1975 season in the minor leagues with the AAA level Tidewater Tides.

Brock Pemberton batted .297 in 137 games and 474 at-bats, but had no home runs for the entire season.

Brock Pemberton passed away at 62 yrs old.