Sunday, April 02, 2017

Mike Cuellar, 1937-2010



Oriole great Mike Cuellar died in Florida in 2010. He had been ill for a few months.

Mike was the greatest Cuban lefthander.

All together, he won 185 games, shared the 1969 Cy Young with Denny McClain and pitched the complete game that won the 1970 series.

He was a 20-game winner in 1969, 1970, 1971 and 1974. He represented the AL in 4 All Star games.

My favorite Cuellar memory was the 1974 season. The O's won 28 of the last 34 and Cuellar was in the middle of it all. At one point, he pitched back to back complete games on 2-days rest. It was awesome!

Beyond the numbers, he was a family friend and very nice man.

Here is a great book that remembers all of those O's from yesteryear.


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