Lemaster pitched for 11 years in the major leagues, winning 90 games along the way. He broke in with the Milwaukee Braves in 1962 and won 11 games the following year. He went 17-11 for Milwaukee in 1964, pitching three shutouts in 221 innings. Lemaster went on to post double-digits in wins three more times, once more for the Braves and twice for the Houston Astros. He was an all star in 1967 for the Atlanta Braves. His career concluded in 1972 with the Montreal Expos.
Lemaster had a couple career highlights he did not mention on his survey. He pitched a one-hitter for the Braves on May 24, 1967 against the Astros. The only hit he allowed in the game was a single by Hall of Famer Lou Brock in the third inning. He struck out 14 Philadelphia Phillies in a game on August 4, 1966, setting the all-time mark for strikeouts in a game by a Braves’ pitcher in the process. The record stood for over 25 years before it was broken by Hall of Famer John Smotlz in 1992. He was also mentioned as the favorite teammate of yesterday’s featured player Hank Fischer.
Denny Lemaster – career stats