Joaquin Andujar, the former major league pitcher who was the ace of the St. Louis Cardinals staff when they beat the Milwaukee Brewers in the 1982 World Series, has died at the age of 62, according to Enrique Rojas.
This is kind of a holy crap moment for me, since Andujar was one of those guys I remember vividly as a kid, and was a fan of...I'm not old enough for those guys to be dying.
Andujar originally signed with the Cincinnati Reds out of San Pedro de Macoris, D.R., in 1969. He was traded by the Reds to the Astros in 1975, and then the Astros sent him to St. Louis in June, 1981, for Tony Scott. Andujar beat the Brewers twice in the 1982 World Series, and was also terrific for the Cards in 1984 and 1985, getting Cy Young votes in all three seasons. He was traded to the A's prior to the 1986 season, and finished his career with the Astros in 1988.
Andujar is famous for the quote, "There is one word in America that says it all, and that word is, 'You never know'."
RIP, Joaquin Andujar.