Yesterday Major League Baseball announced the sale of the Houston Astros and their move to the American League. As we wave good-bye to this NL rival, let’s take a brief walk down memory lane.
In the first of a three part series, we will take a look at the Cardinals pitchers who took the mound on opening day during the Bob Gibson era: 1959 – 1975.
The Cardinals from 1975-1980.
The Cardinals from 1960-1965.
Al Jackson was a talented left handed pitcher who spent most of his career on a losing baseball team. If he had played today, he would have had a long and prosperous career as a left handed specialist out of the bullpen. Jackson was just a couple of decades before his time.