A two-time all star, Siebert won 140 big league games while pitching for six teams from 1964-1975. He came up with the Cleveland Indians in 1964 and won 16 games in 1965 and 1966. He made his first all-star team in 1966. Sporting a 2.80 ERA, Siebert finished 28th that year in the American League MVP vote. He won 16 games again for the Boston Red Sox in 1971 and made his second all-star team that season. Siebert stuck with the Red Sox until 1973 when he was dealt to the Texas Rangers. This started the vagabond portion of his career as he pitched for the St. Louis Cardinals, Oakland A’s and San Diego Padres over the next two years before retiring after the 1975 season.
Siebert no-hit the Washington Senators on June 10, 1966. He struck out seven and walked one batter in the game. I found it interesting this was not his favorite memory from his career. He is also notable as the last American League pitcher to hit two home runs in a game, which he did on September 2, 1971 against the Baltimore Orioles. Siebert was drafted by the NBA’s St. Louis Hawks, but chose to play baseball.
Sonny Siebert – career stats