Among his more memorable games was the marathon July 4, 1985 game against the Mets in which he hit a game-tying home run in the 18th inning of the rain-delayed game, which didn’t end until around 4 o’clock the next morning.
Thursday, former teammate Dale Murphy tweeted: “Will miss friend and teammate Rick Camp. Sad news. RIP Rick. Good memories. I join with all @Braves family/fans w prayers to the Camp family.”
After being waived by the Braves in 1986, Camp returned to Trion to farm before becoming a lobbyist at the state Capitol in the early 1990s.
In September 2005, the former pitcher was sentenced to three years in federal prison for his part in a scheme to defraud an Augusta mental health facility.