Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Milt Pappas, R. I. P.

Houston Chronicle: CHICAGO (AP) — Milt Pappas, who came within a disputed pitch of throwing a perfect game for the Chicago Cubs in 1972 and was part of the lopsided trade that brought Frank Robinson to Baltimore, died Tuesday. He was 76.


Cap'n Bob said...

I remember the name but doubt that I ever saw him play.

Don Coffin said...

Never got over Drysdale's election to the Hall of Fame, while he languished outside.

Drysdale: 209-166 W-L, 2.95 ERA (in a better pitchers' park), 49 shutouts. 8 All-Star team selections
Pappas: 209-164, 3/45 (Drysdale's home park wasn't that much better), 43. 2 AS

But Drysdale was FAMOUS and Pappas was someone you knew of if you followed baseball closely.