Saturday, August 3, 2013

August 3, 1963: Broglio Shuts Down The Phillies On A Hot Day in The Lou

On August 3, 1963, with the temperature in St. Louis topping 100 degrees, Ernie Broglio shut down the Phillies lineup by allowing just two hits in a 7-0 Redbird win at Sportsman's Park. It was the fourth two-hitter of the '63 campaign for Broglio who picked up his twelfth win of the season. The only hits off the Cardinals righthander came when Ruben Amaro picked up a single in the third, then Clay Dalrymple picked up another single in the ninth. The Cardinals offensive attack was led by catcher Carl Sawatski who went 2 for 4 with a home run and three ribbies on the day. While Broglio will always be remembered for being the guy that brought Lou Brock to the Cardinals, he was a solid pitcher that had won 21 games in 1960, then finished that '63 season with 18 wins. When he was first traded to Chicago most thought that the Cubbies got the better end of the deal since Broglio had established himself as a legitimate big leaguer, while Brock had not lived up to expectations in the Windy City. Of course we all know how that story ended.

Here's the box score:

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