Culver went 48-49 with 23 saves and a 3.62 ERA during a nine-year stint in the big leagues. He came up with the Cleveland Indians in 1966 and finished with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1974. In between he pitched for the Cincinnati Reds, St. Louis Cardinals, Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers. His best year was 1968 when he won 11 games for the Reds. He logged career highs in wins as well as innings pitched (226) and strikeouts (114) that season.
Culver pitched a no-hitter for the Reds on July 29, 1968 against the Phillies in Philadelphia. The Reds won the game 6-1 as Culver struck out four and walked five.
Following his playing career, Culver served in multiple roles in the minor leagues for 30 years. He is a member of the California Community College Athletics Association Hall of Fame, Kern County’s Bob Elias Hall of Fame and the Bakersfield College Alumni Hall of Fame.
George Culver – career stats