Wayne Granger was a hard throwing right hander with a devastating sinker. Thanks to a series of unfortunate events, he would spend his best years in Cincinnati as the closer for the Big Red Machine.
The emergence of Jaime Garcia was one of the biggest Cardinals stories in 2010. Thirty-five years ago, the Cardinals farm system produced another pair of remarkable lefties. Everybody knows about Steve Carlton, but one year before “Lefty”, another youngster had a historic rookie season. That pitcher was Larry Jaster and this is his story.