Hummel: Former Cardinals pitcher Ernie Broglio, involved in Lou Brock trade, dies at 83

From Rick Hummel at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on July 17, 2019:

Ernie Broglio tied for the National League lead in victories in 1960 when he won 21 for the Cardinals in his second big-league season. The righthander also won 18 for the 1963 Cardinals team which challenged for, but fell short of, the National League pennant.

But despite those successes, Broglio forever will be remembered as the other half of the trade that brought future Hall of Famer Lou Brock to St. Louis in June 1964. Broglio, after battling cancer, died at age 83 Tuesday night in San Jose, Calif., according to his daughter, Nancy Broglio Salerno.

Brock, a promising but inconsistent outfielder for the Cubs, went on to hit .348 for the Cardinals after they acquired him in 1964, sparking the club to the National League pennant and then the World Series title.

Read the full article here:

Originally published: July 17, 2019. Last Updated: July 17, 2019.