Nesbitt Memorial Library

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Doug Rau to Appear at Library

August 15, 2002
Doug Rau, who pitched in the major leagues for the Los Angeles Dodgers and the California Angels from 1972-1981, will appear at the library to discuss his career at 7 p. m. on August 15, 2002. Rau, who was born in Columbus, was a star lefthanded pitcher for both the Columbus High School Cardinals and the  Texas A&M Aggies before his major league career. In the major leagues he won 81 games and lost 60 while compiling an earned run average of 3.35. He spent five full seasons as a member of the Dodgers' starting rotation and pitched in three World Series games. A shoulder injury curtailed his career with the Dodgers in 1979 when he was only 31 years old. He attempted a comeback with the Angels in 1981, but retired after starting just three games. null