Ernie Broglio, 21-game winner traded for Lou Brock, passes away

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July 18, 2019 - 10:01 AM

Ernie Broglio in 2017. BRIAN NGUYEN/CHICAGO TRUBUNE/TNS

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ernie Broglio, a 21-game winner in 1960 who is remembered most as the player traded by the St. Louis Cardinals for Hall of Famer Lou Brock, has died. He was 83.

Broglio’s daughter, Donna Broglio Cavallaro, confirmed her father’s death on social media. Another daughter, Nancy Broglio Salerno, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that Broglio had been battling cancer and died Tuesday night.

Broglio tied for the major league lead in victories and finished third in NL Cy Young Award voting in 1960 with St. Louis. He pitched solidly for the Cardinals until being sent to the Chicago Cubs for Brock during the 1964 season. Brock broke out after the trade, hitting .348 with 33 stolen bases and helping St. Louis win that year’s World Series.

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