|Third baseman/First baseman|
|Born:August 24, 1939|
San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
|Died: September 8, 1979 40) (aged|
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
|June 18, 1964, for the Kansas City Athletics|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 23, 1970, for the Philadelphia Phillies|
|Runs batted in||65|
Ricardo Emelindo Joseph Harrigan (August 24, 1939 – September 8, 1979) was a Dominican Major League Baseball corner infielder who played for the Kansas City Athletics and the Philadelphia Phillies in parts of three seasons spanning 1964–1970. Born in San Pedro de Macorís, Joseph stood 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) tall and weighed 192 pounds (87 kg). He threw and batted right-handed.
The Dominican Republic is a country located in the island of Hispaniola, in the Greater Antilles archipelago of the Caribbean region. It occupies the eastern five-eighths of the island, which it shares with the nation of Haiti, making Hispaniola one of two Caribbean islands, along with Saint Martin, that are shared by two sovereign states. The Dominican Republic is the second-largest Caribbean nation by area at 48,671 square kilometers (18,792 sq mi), and third by population with approximately 10 million people, of which approximately three million live in the metropolitan area of Santo Domingo, the capital city.
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In 1967, Joseph was named the Most Valuable Player Award of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League, after batting .300 with 24 home runs for the league champion San Diego Padres.The performance earned him a late August call-up to the Phillies.
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The San Diego Padres were a minor league baseball team which played in the Pacific Coast League from 1936 through 1968. The team that would eventually become the Padres was well traveled prior to moving to San Diego. It began its existence in 1903 as the Sacramento Solons, a charter member of the PCL. The team moved to Tacoma in 1904, returned to Sacramento in 1905, then left the PCL altogether for the next three seasons. The Solons rejoined the PCL in 1909, then moved to San Francisco during the 1914 season, finishing out the season as the San Francisco Missions. The team was sold to businessman Bill "Hardpan" Lane, who moved the team to Salt Lake City for the 1915 season as the Salt Lake Bees.
Joseph died in 1979 from diabetes at the age of 40.
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