RYDAL, Ga. (AP) - Former Atlanta Braves pitcher Rick Camp has died in northwest Georgia.
Bartow County Coroner Joel Guyton says 60-year-old was found dead Thursday morning at his home in Rydal, about 55 miles northwest of downtown Atlanta. Camp's cause of death wasn't immediately known.
Camp played with the Braves from 1976-85 and went 56-49 with a 3.37 ERA in 65 starts and 349 relief appearances. The Trion, Ga., native is perhaps best remembered for his tying 18th-inning homer off Tom Gorman on July 4, 1985, a game that ended with the New York Mets winning 16-13 in the 19th inning. The last out at 3:55 a.m. and was followed by fireworks.
Camp became a lobbyist and was sentenced in 2005 to three years in prison for conspiring to steal more than $2 million from a mental health agency.