Ernie Broglio

Ernie Broglio
Born: (1935-08-27) August 27, 1935 (age 82)
Berkeley, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 11, 1959, for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
July 2, 1966, for the Chicago Cubs
MLB statistics
Win-loss record77-74
Earned run average3.74
  • St. Louis Cardinals (1959-1964)
  • Chicago Cubs (1964-1966)
Career highlights and awards
  • NL wins leader (1960)


MLB debut Apr 11, 1959, for the St. Louis Cardinals Last MLB appearance July 2, 1966, for the Chicago Cubs MLB statistics Get–loss record 77–74 Earned work typical 3.74 Strikeouts 849 Groups St. Louis Cardinals (1959–1964) Chicago Cubs (1964–1966) Profession highlights and honours NL wins innovator (1960) Ernest Gilbert Broglio (/ˈbroʊlioʊ/; created August 27, 1935) is definitely a previous right-handed pitcher in American Main League Football from 1959 to 1966. Broglio authorized with the self-employed Oakland Oaks from the Pacific Coastline Little league after he went to Western Contra Costa Junior University. He was obtained by the brand new York Giants in 1956. After two months in the Giants’ small league program—when he earned 17 video games each yr—Broglio was exchanged towards the St. Louis Cardinals in Oct 1958. Although he led the Country wide League in wins with 21 for the 1960 Cardinals and received 18 for the 1963 Redbirds, Broglio is most beneficial kept in mind as the “other participant” in the ultimately lopsided trade that sent future Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Lou Brock through the Chicago Cubs towards the Cardinals on June 15, 1964. His profession in the majors found an end 2 yrs later on in the 1966 time of year.

Early life

Ernie Broglio was the next child given birth to in Berkeley, California to his parents Anna and Joseph Broglio. After a decade, in 1945, his family members moved to Un Cerrito. Along with his father working 7 days per week, undertaking two careers, Ernie was self-motivated to try out baseball and performed around the varsity senior high school groups for football and golf ball as an 8th grader. At age 17, Ernie graduated from Un Cerrito SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL and was drafted from the Oakland Oaks.

Baseball career

Minor Leagues

In 1953, at age 17, Broglio held a time of 6.89 in 11 games with 2 wins and 4 manages to lose in his first year within the Oakland Oaks roster, but improved throughout his years in the minor leagues to truly have a 2.51 Period in 1957 using the Dallas Eagles. In his small league profession, Ernie was component of many deals between companies, playing for the Oakland Oaks, Modesto Reds, Stockton Slots, Dallas Eagles, and Phoenix Giants. On Oct 8, 1958, he was involved with a transaction including five players from your Giants as well as the St. Louis Cardinals. In the Cardinal corporation, Broglio continued an exhibition tour that resulted in his promotion in to the major leagues.

St. Louis Cardinals

On Apr 11, 1959, Broglio produced his main league debut for the St. Louis Cardinals, at age 23. After four looks, he previously a 9.00 ERA with an 0–2 record, and didn't obtain his first win until his match-up against Philadelphia on June 16 which brought his record to 1–5. Broglio finished his first time of year with an archive of 7–12 with a time of 4.72 over 181.1 innings pitched and 35 looks. Not projected to be always a area of the Cardinals' beginning rotation in the 1961 time of year, Broglio produced his 1st appearance in alleviation on the next game of the growing season pitching six innings against the Giants. Following this overall performance, he alternated between alleviation innings and begins that brought him to a 9–4 record having a 2.86 Period, and got him in to the beginning rotation for another eighteen appearances. The ultimate half of the growing season led to a 2.74 Period and a 21–9 record. Broglio led the little league along with Warren Spahn in wins, and his earn percentage (.700) was second to teammate Lindy McDaniel's (.750). He also experienced the second greatest Period in the little league, and was rated third in the Cy Youthful Honor voting for the growing season. Furthermore, Broglio received The Country wide Little league Sophomore of the entire year Award that time of year. This award isn't well known because of Major League Football discontinuing the honor in 1962 because of the lack of curiosity. The award was presented with to the participant who performed the very best throughout their second complete season, staying away from what some football fans would contact the sophomore "jinx" or sophomore slump for hitters. Broglio got arm complications over the rest of the many years of his profession using the Cardinals which added to the overall management's decision to involve Broglio inside a five-player trade using the Chicago Cubs that led to the Cardinals obtaining Lou Brock.

Chicago Cubs

When Ernie Broglio was traded towards the Cubs for Lou Brock, it had been regarded as a heist for the Cubs. Broglio acquired won 18 video games the entire year before and was regarded a top-flight beginning pitcher. Brock—among the fastest guys in the overall game with astonishing power being a hitter—have been a disappointment in Chicago. But Brock would bat .348 for all of those other ’64 period, leading the Cardinals to a global championship. Then would enjoy another 15 years, come in two even more Globe Series (1967–68), and established the career taken bottom record (938, since damaged by Rickey Henderson). The Cardinals firm understood that Broglio's arm wouldn't normally last a lot longer, having acquired twenty cortisone pictures in his make in the 1961 period. Broglio's performance using the Cubs was what led most baseball fans to see the transaction between your Cardinals and Cubs to be always a lopsided trade. He previously an archive of 1–6 his initial year using the Cubs in 1965 and a 2–6 record in 1966 which produced the organization send out him right down to the small leagues. ESPN rated this to become the main, worst mid time of year trade in football history.

Career statistics

Within an eight-year career, Broglio produced 259 appearances, accumulating 849 strikeouts in 1337.1 innings pitched, and he ended his profession having a 3.74 earned work average. Broglio's last record in the main leagues accounted for 77 is victorious and 74 manages to lose.

See also

List of Main League Football annual wins leaders