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Happy birthday, Steve Hargan

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Happy birthday to Steve Hargan, who turns 68 today.

Hargan came up with the Cleveland Indians in 1965 and had three pretty solid seasons as a starter for them before falling on hard times. After a rough 1971 season and a bad start to the 1972 season, he spent most of 1972 and all of 1973 in the minors, before getting dealt in the offseason to the Texas Rangers for Bill Gogolewski.

Hargan had three middling seasons with the Rangers, splitting time between the rotation and the bullpen, before being selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the expansion draft prior to the 1977 season. The Rangers got him back in May of 1977, though, in a deal that sent Roy Howell to the Blue Jays, although they turned around and sold Hargan to the Atlanta Braves about a month later. He didn't pitch well at any of his three stops that year, however, and having turned 35 in September, 1977, it turned out he was done as a major leaguer. Hargan pitched in the minors in 1978, but Atlanta in 1977 was his last stint in the big leagues.