Iorg spent 10 years serving as a reserve outfielder in the majors, playing eight of those years for the St. Louis Cardinals. He hit .276 with 14 home runs in 743 games. He came up with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1977 and was traded to the Cardinals the same year. He saw action in a career-high 105 games in 1980 for the Redbirds and hit .303. He hit .327 in 75 games the next year, then played in 102 games in 1982, hitting .294. These three seasons were the high-water mark of Iorg’s career. His average declined the next two years in St. Louis and he was eventually sold to the Kansas City Royals. Iorg spent a year and a half with the Royals, then concluded his career in 1986 with the San Diego Padres.
As he notes, Iorg was a two-time world champion. His first win came in 1982 as a member of the Cardinals who defeated the Milwaukee Brewers in seven games. Iorg was fantastic in the series, hitting .529 in five games as the team’s designated hitter.
He reached his second World Series in 1985 with the Royals, who defeated his former team, the Cardinals, in seven games. Iorg had just two at bats for Kansas City in the series, but one of them produced the game-winning hit in Game 6.
Dane Iorg – career stats