Tuesday, September 21, 2010

1974 Kellogg's #26 Wayne Twitchell

Former Phillie Wayne Twitchell lost his battle with cancer last Thursday, passing away at the age of 62.  Twitchell pitched with the Phils from 1971 until 1977, making the NL All-Star team in 1973 as the team's sole representative.  That was probably his best year with the team, as he led the pitching staff in both ERA (2.50) and shutouts (5), while tying for the team lead in wins with 13.  During Twitchell's 11 years in the Majors, he also pitched with the Brewers, Expos and Mets.  The Oregonian recently published a great tribute to Twitchell's baseball career and his legacy.

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