Milt Pappas

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Birthdate 5/11/1939
Death Date 4/19/2016
Debut Year 1957
Year of Induction
Teams Braves, Cubs, Orioles, Reds
Position Pitcher

The centerpiece of the deal that brought Frank Robinson to the Baltimore Orioles, Milt Pappas won 209 games, with 43 shutouts and a no-hitter.

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Milt Pappas writes about greatness of teammate Brooks Robinson

Milt Pappas writes about greatness of teammate Brooks Robinson

Milt Pappas spent his first nine big league seasons pitching with Brooks Robinson behind him at third base. In this handwritten letter the 209-game winner writes about the great defense of Robinson, “It was great having Brooks playing behind me. Knowing he was there made my job easier as a pit
Autographed 1962 Topps Milt Pappas card

Autographed 1962 Topps Milt Pappas card

Born Miltiades Stergios Papastergios, Milt Pappas won 110 games in Baltimore during his first nine big league seasons,  pitching in the All Star game in 1962 and 1965. Shown here is a 1962 Topps baseball card that Pappas has autographed. Overall, Pappas finished with career numbers quite similar to those of Hall of Fame hurler Don Drysdale. The two hurlers
Bruce Froemming called

Bruce Froemming called "ball four" with two out in the 9th during Milt Pappas' perfect game attempt

Few players’ legacies are as tied to an umpire as that of Milt Pappas. In many ways the defining moment of Pappas’ career was came courtesy of umpire Bruce Froemming on September 2, 1972. After 26 straight outs, Pappas was on the verge of pitching a perfect game. With two out in the 9th

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