02/14/2005: Obscure Baseball Player Memorial Department
I've just read that right handed pitcher Nelson Briles just died at the age of 61. That immediately made my eyebrows raise, since Briles came up with the St. Louis Cardinals organization, making his debut with the Cardinals in 1965, and serving in the rosters of the 1967 World Champions and 1968 National League Champions. Briles served 14 years in the majors, pitching for 5 different teams, and racking up career numbers of 129-112 W-L, .535 PCT, 1163 K and a 3.44 ERA.
Len on 02.14.05 @ 09:14 AM CST