Former MLB pitcher with Alzheimer’s found safe near Astrodome area, police say

Houston police need your help finding a missing man who has Alzheimer’s. According to officers, the man is also a former Major League Baseball player.
Houston police need your help finding a missing man who has Alzheimer’s. According to officers, the man is also a former Major League Baseball player. (HPD)

HOUSTON – A former Major League Baseball pitcher with Alzheimer’s has been found safe Thursday afternoon near the Astrodome area, police confirmed.

Roric Harrison, 74, went missing on Wednesday off Main Street in the Texas Medical Center. Police said he was found by a good Samaritan and is safely back home with his family.

Police said Harrison was a pitcher in Major League Baseball for five years back in the 1970s.

Harrison, who was signed to the Houston Astros at a point in his career, was the last American League pitcher to hit a home run in an American League game before they introduced the designated hitter.


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