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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Former Cardinal pitcher Ernie Broglio dies at 83

Ernie Broglio tied for the National League lead in victories in 1960 when he won 21 for the Cardinals in his second big-league season. The righthander also won 18 for the 1963 Cardinals team which challenged for, but fell short of, the National League pennant.

But despite those successes, Broglio forever will be remembered as the other half of the trade that brought future Hall of Famer Lou Brock to St. Louis in June 1964. Broglio, after battling cancer, died at age 83 Tuesday night in San Jose, Calif., according to his daughter, Nancy Broglio Salerno.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 17, 2019 at 04:11 PM | 43 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Vrhovnik Posted: July 17, 2019 at 08:01 PM (#5862745)
The first real baseball glove I got as a kid was a Sears Ernie Broglio model.
   2. Rennie's Tenet Posted: July 17, 2019 at 09:19 PM (#5862758)
Brock signed out of college in 1961, spent a season in Class A where he batted .361, got a cup of coffee in September and stayed with the big club in 1962. Never played in the high minors.
   3. The Duke Posted: July 18, 2019 at 09:26 AM (#5862815)
Broglio is in that small group of players like ray fosse, Ralph Branca and Al Downing who get remembered for things they would prefer not to be remembered for.

Brock for Broglio is one of the sayings I grew up with around St. Louis
   4. Swoboda is freedom Posted: July 18, 2019 at 09:45 AM (#5862822)
So Broglio was the anti-Rick Wise.
   5. Howie Menckel Posted: July 18, 2019 at 11:00 AM (#5862840)
Lou Brock is still waiting to gain HOM status. he does still get votes, though, unlike dozens of other HOFers.
   6. spycake Posted: July 18, 2019 at 02:24 PM (#5862937)
83 years old? He could have been the next Mets pitching coach.
   7. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: July 18, 2019 at 02:35 PM (#5862944)
Broglio is in that small group of players like ray fosse, Ralph Branca and Al Downing who get remembered for things they would prefer not to be remembered for.

Fred Merkle. Carl May.
   8. Rennie's Tenet Posted: July 18, 2019 at 02:40 PM (#5862947)
Carl May.


Ray Chapman
   9. JJ1986 Posted: July 18, 2019 at 02:43 PM (#5862949)
Broglio is in that small group of players like ray fosse, Ralph Branca and Al Downing who get remembered for things they would prefer not to be remembered for.
Carlos Beltran.
   10. Tom Nawrocki Posted: July 18, 2019 at 03:18 PM (#5862961)
Jose Canseco.
   11. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: July 18, 2019 at 03:19 PM (#5862964)
Calvin Scharaldi
   12. gef, talking mongoose & vexatious litigant Posted: July 18, 2019 at 03:46 PM (#5862977)
Bill Buckner.

Steve Garvey.
   13. wjones Posted: July 18, 2019 at 03:48 PM (#5862980)
Pete Rose.

Shoeless Joe Jackson & Friends.
   14. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: July 18, 2019 at 03:49 PM (#5862981)
Jim Fregosi

Donnie Moore

Mickey Owen

Bill Bevans
   15. Itchy Row Posted: July 18, 2019 at 03:55 PM (#5862986)
The Yankees saved George Brett from being in that group.
"Prior to that, I was known as the guy with the hemorrhoids in the 1980 World Series," Brett quipped. "Every on-deck circle I went to, from 1980 to July 24, 1983 on the road, I heard every hemorrhoids joke you could imagine. After July 25, I was the pine tar guy. So what would your rather be remembered as? It's pretty simple."
   16. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: July 18, 2019 at 03:56 PM (#5862987)
Donnie Moore

Today is the 30th anniversary of his suicide.
   17. vortex of dissipation Posted: July 18, 2019 at 04:00 PM (#5862993)
Mickey Owen


And Ernie Lombardi. Both for fielding plays at catcher against Joe McCarthy's Yankees.
   18. Obo Posted: July 18, 2019 at 04:02 PM (#5862999)
Steve Garvey.

For invading Poland.
   19. vortex of dissipation Posted: July 18, 2019 at 04:03 PM (#5863000)
Brant Brown.
   20. gef, talking mongoose & vexatious litigant Posted: July 18, 2019 at 04:25 PM (#5863013)
Don Wilson.
   21. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: July 18, 2019 at 04:25 PM (#5863014)
Shoeless Joe Jackson & Friends.

Poor friends. They aren't even known by name for what they did.
   22. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: July 18, 2019 at 05:06 PM (#5863026)
Marty Bergen, to the extent that he's remembered at all.

Or Mario Mendoza, if you want to be less grim.
   23. gef, talking mongoose & vexatious litigant Posted: July 18, 2019 at 05:12 PM (#5863032)
Speaking of grim ...

Chick Stahl.

Willard Hershberger.

Lyman Bostock.

Thurman Munson.

Cory Lidle.

Tim Crews.

Steve Olin.

Chico Ruiz.

Ken Hubbs.

Jose Fernandez.

   24. ajnrules Posted: July 18, 2019 at 05:13 PM (#5863033)
Fred Snodgrass, Leon Durhan

And for non-players: Don Denkinger and Steve Bartman

For tragic premature deaths: Ed Delahanty, Doc Powers, Jim Umbricht, Jay Dahl, Walt Bond, Roberto Clemente, Bob Moose, Danny Thompson, Joe DeSa, Mike Sharperson, Mike Darr, Darryl Kile, Josh Hancock, Joe Kennedy, Nick Adenhart, Greg Halman, Oscar Taveras, Yordano Ventura, Luis Valbuena, Tyler Skaggs
   25. gef, talking mongoose & vexatious litigant Posted: July 18, 2019 at 05:14 PM (#5863035)
Non-fatally ...

Tony Horton.

Jimmy Piersall.

Roger Moret.

Dave Dravecky.

Ugueth Urbina (nonfatal for him, anyway ...)
   26. gef, talking mongoose & vexatious litigant Posted: July 18, 2019 at 05:17 PM (#5863036)
And for non-players: Don Denkinger and Steve Bartman


Harry Pulliam goes here as well.
   27. Tin Angel Posted: July 18, 2019 at 05:24 PM (#5863040)
Lenny Dykstra.
   28. Steve Parris, Je t'aime Posted: July 18, 2019 at 05:29 PM (#5863045)
Dick Pole.
   29. Yanigan Posted: July 18, 2019 at 11:19 PM (#5863110)
Luis Castillo
   30. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: July 18, 2019 at 11:51 PM (#5863113)
Corey Koskie

Tony Conigliaro
   31. Howie Menckel Posted: July 18, 2019 at 11:57 PM (#5863114)
remembered for things they would prefer not to be remembered for.

by that definition, Don Denkinger works.

in other news, there is no reason he is remembered at all for such a relatively trivial call (if that surprises you, google the circumstances and see if you disagree).
   32. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: July 19, 2019 at 01:46 AM (#5863121)
Pete Reiser?

Pete Gray.

Lenny Randle.
   33. SandyRiver Posted: July 19, 2019 at 09:06 AM (#5863137)
And for non-players: Don Denkinger and Steve Bartman

Larry Barnett
   34. Tom Nawrocki Posted: July 19, 2019 at 09:52 AM (#5863141)
What did Corey Koskie do?

Ben Chapman had a 40-WAR career and is now known only as a racist.
   35. Cris E Posted: July 19, 2019 at 11:17 AM (#5863164)
Eric Gregg

Ben Christensen/Anthony Molina

Don Zimmer
   36. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: July 19, 2019 at 11:32 AM (#5863175)
What did Corey Koskie do?
Had to retire because of concussions, I think. Also, was (and presumably still is) openly Canadian.

   37. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: July 19, 2019 at 12:07 PM (#5863183)
Non-fatally ...

Tony Horton.

Jimmy Piersall.

Roger Moret.

Dave Dravecky.



Alex Johnson

Denny McLain
   38. Don August(us) Cesar Geronimo Berroa Posted: July 19, 2019 at 12:18 PM (#5863188)
Luis Castillo


The former 2nd baseman or the current pitcher?
   39. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: July 19, 2019 at 01:19 PM (#5863206)
What did Corey Koskie do?


to add to ElRoyFace's remarks, it was one of those plays (bloop behind 3B/ shallow LF) that looked relatively unremarkable as far as IF/OF running into one another, though I don't even think he made contact with another player. It was a series vs the Reds at Miller Park, I think around July 4th, I was sitting in that 3B IF/OF area, I don't remember if he hit the SS or the LF, he kind of dove awkwardly. Him leaving the game wasn't all that stunning, but then, that's it, he never played in another ML game. I know he had made some efforts the following spring with either the Cubs or Twins.
   40. gef, talking mongoose & vexatious litigant Posted: July 19, 2019 at 02:47 PM (#5863239)
Hal Chase.

Maury Wills.

Bobby Valentine.
   41. vortex of dissipation Posted: July 19, 2019 at 03:23 PM (#5863251)
Luis Castillo

The former 2nd baseman or the current pitcher?


The second baseman, who when with the Mets dropped a pop fly with two out in the ninth inning and the Mets up by one, allowing two Yankees to score the game winning runs.
   42. ajnrules Posted: July 19, 2019 at 03:50 PM (#5863275)
The second baseman, who when with the Mets dropped a pop fly with two out in the ninth inning and the Mets up by one, allowing two Yankees to score the game winning runs.

That was a great moment, and is reminiscent of another moment of infamy with Howie Clarke and John McDonald.
   43. "RMc", the superbatsman Posted: July 20, 2019 at 07:06 PM (#5863522)
Kwik-kwiz: Who was the last batter Denny McLain ever faced in an MLB game?

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