Ernie Broglio

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1959 Topps

The National League leader in wins in 1960, Broglio pitched for eight years in the major leagues, breaking in with St. Louis and concluding his career with the Chicago Cubs. In what was just his second season in the big leagues, Broglio turned in his career year. He went 21-9 for the Cardinals in 1960 with a solid 2.74 ERA and 188 strike outs in 226 innings pitched. He finished third in Cy Young voting and ninth on the MVP ballot. Broglio actually pitched in relief more that season than he did as a starter. He pitched in 52 total games for the Red Birds, 24 of which were starts. Broglio never matched the success he had in 1960. He did win 18 games in 1963 for St. Louis, but the following season he was traded to the Cubs for Lou Brock. Two years later, Broglio was out of baseball and Brock was on his way to the Hall of Fame.

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Ernie Broglio – career stats

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