From the AP:
Former Atlanta Braves pitcher Rick Camp was sentenced to federal prison for just more than three years for conspiring to steal more than $2 million from a mental health agency.
Camp, who pitched for the Braves for two stretches — 1976 to 1978 and 1980 to 1985, was a former lobbyist. He was sentenced Thursday along with four others, among them former state Rep. Robin Williams, who was sentenced to 10 years.
The five were convicted this year of conspiring to siphon the money from the former Community Mental Health Center. Prosecutors said C. Michael Brockman and Williams received kickbacks for setting up friends with jobs and lucrative, unearned contracts.
4 thoughts on “Camp Convicted”
July 4, 1985
* The New York Mets defeat the Atlanta Braves, 16-13, in 19 innings. In one of the wildest games in recent major league history, the Braves rally twice in extra innings to tie the Mets. In the bottom of the 18th inning, pitcher Rick Camp, a lifetime .060 hitter, deadlocks the game with a HR. The Mets score five runs in the top of the 19th and hold the Braves to two runs in the bottom half to win the game. Mets’ first baseman Keith Hernandez hits for the cycle in a game that lasts six hours and 10 minutes, not including a pair of rain delays.
I was at this game, but my parents made us leave in the 12th, so I missed the home run.
More details about the case, including a Hooters girl:
Incidentally…as I recall, that game ended around four the morning of July 5th. The brains that be decided to set off the promised fireworks and Atlanta’s 911 system was besieged by frantic callers who thought their city was under attack.
I’m pretty sure that game was the first and last time Jesse Orosco played RF in the big leagues.
Apparently, nobody else has picked up the fact that the judge sentenced Camp to 37 months in prison…the same as his jersey number during his second stint with the Braves.