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RIP Mike Cuellar

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Moderator1, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Damn. I loved that Orioles pitching staff.

    http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/orioles/bal-former-orioles-pitcher-mike-cuellar-dies-0402,0,3059478,full.story
     
  2. Jesus_Muscatel

    Jesus_Muscatel Active Member

    He had his moments with the otherwise forgettable 'Stros in the '60s, too.

    RIP Mr. Cuellar.
     
  3. Colton

    Colton Active Member

    Damn, feeling old.

    I saw him pitch when I was 7 in the 1971 World Series against the Pirates.

    RIP, Mr. Cuellar.
     
  4. lantaur

    lantaur Active Member

    RIP to one of the four 20-game winners on the '71 team, from a lifelong O's fan.
     
  5. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Dave McNally died of lung cancer in 2002, and Pat Dobson of leukemia in 2006. Now Cuellar from stomach cancer in 2010. Think Jim Palmer will start getting nervous in 2014?

    Amazingly, Earl Weaver has outlived the former three, and might outlive Palmer.
     
  6. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    The '69 O's rotation -- the year after they raised the mound -- was no slouch either. Cuellar was 23-11, McNally 20-7, Palmer 16-4 and Tom Phoebus 14-7. They threw 50 CGs.

    EDIT: The oldest man on that staff, Dick Hall, was 38 in 1969. He is 79 today and still alive.
     
  7. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Might have been the best one-year staff in baseball. RIP.
     
  8. Calvin Hobbes

    Calvin Hobbes Member

    Love those Baltimore pitching staffs from 1968-73. The 1969-71 Orioles staffs are my particular favorites, along with the 1954 Cleveland Indians.
     
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