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Enrique Romo Navarro (born July 15, 1947 in Santa Rosalía, Baja
California Sur, Mexico) is
a former relief
pitcher in Major League Baseball who played
for the Seattle Mariners (1977-78) and Pittsburgh
Pirates (1979-82). Romo batted and threw right-handed. He is
the younger brother of Vicente Romo, who also pitched in the
In a six -season career, Romo posted a 44-33 record with a 3.45
52 saves, and 436 strikeouts in 350 games pitched.
Romo pitched 11 seasons in Mexican baseball
prior to making his major league debut for the Seattle Mariners in
1977 at the age of 29. In his rookie season, he led the Mariners with 16
saves. He was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates after the 1978
season in a multi-player deal which brought, among others, the
Mendoza to the Mariners.
His most productive season came in 1979 for World Champion Pittsburgh,
when he had a 10-5 mark with a 2.99 ERA including career-highs in
games (84) and innings (129.3), exclusively as a set-up man for closer Kent Tekulve. Romo also made two
appearances in the World Series won by Pittsburgh over
the Baltimore Orioles in seven games. In
1980, he slugged a grand slam home run.
training 1983, Romo failed to report to camp. Attempts by the
Pirates to locate him failed, and he was released. He is known to
have eventually returned to Mexico, as he appeared publicly several
years ago with his brother at his induction into the Mexican
Baseball Hall of Fame in Monterrey.