The Milwaukee Brewers closer in 1983, Ladd pitched for six years in the big leagues, going 17-23 with 39 saves for the Brewers, Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners. He came up with the Astros in 1979 and pitched in 10 games before returning to the minors for the next two seasons. Ladd resurfaced in the big leagues in 1982 with Milwaukee. He enjoyed the best year of his career in 1983, saving 25 games with a 2.55 ERA for the Brewers. He pitched in 54 games in 1984, but saw his ERA jump to 5.24. After one more season with Milwaukee, he joined Seattle in 1985 and saw action in 52 games. However, he returned to the minors in 1987, which would be the final year of his career.
After an injury to Rollie Fingers, Ladd was Milwaukee’s closer at the end of the 1982 season. He pitched in three games of the American League Championship Series against the California Angels and saved two of them, including the deciding Game 5. He pitched in just one game of the World Series, which the Brewers lost to the St. Louis Cardinals.
Pete Ladd – career stats