BILLINGS, Mont. — Les Rohr, a highly touted prospect who briefly pitched for the champion 1969 New York Mets, has died.
He was 74.
The funeral home handling the arrangements says Rohr died at home in Billings, Montana, on Nov. 6.
A cause of death wasn’t listed.
Rohr was the second overall pick in Major League Baseball’s initial amateur draft in 1965.
Despite a promising start, the 6-foot-5 left-hander never achieved the success of the first choice, future All-Star outfielder Rick Monday.
Rohr went 2-3 with a 3.70 ERA in six games, four of them starts, in parts of three seasons for the Mets.