Let us say happy birthday to Galen Cisco, who was born in Ohio on this day in 1936. I remember Cisco because of his name. After all, how many ballyers are named Galen Cisco?
Galen broke with Boston in 1961 and joined the expansion Mets for the 1963 season.
Cisco went 18-43 in 4 seasons but he pitched better than his record would indicate. After all, how often does a pitcher go 6-19 with a 3.62 ERA?
Cisco retired after the 1969 season. He pitched for two expansion teams, the Mets of the NL and the Royals of the AL.
Cisco turned out to be a pretty good pitching coach for Toronto and developed young arms like Jimmy Key, Dave Stieb, Todd Stottlemyre, and David Wells.