We say happy # 77 to Dick Ellsworth, who was born on this day in Lusk, WY.
By the time I saw him pitch with the 1970 Milwaukee Brewers, Dick Ellsworth was a veteran filling the roster of an expansion team.
Before Milwaukee, he was a very tough pitcher with the Cubs and Red Sox during the 1960's.
Ellsworth won 115 games, lost 137 but finished with a decent 3.72 ERA. His record just confirms that Ellsworth pitched for some bad teams.
From 1960-66, Ellsworth’s winning percentage exceeded that of the Cubs as a whole (.435 to .422).
Wonder what his record would have been had he pitched for the Cardinals who won 3 NL pennants?
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