Former Cubs pitcher Milt Pappas dies at age 76

Pappas(Photo by Stephen Green)

Chicago Cubs Executive Chairman Tom Ricketts has issued the following statement on the passing of Milt Pappas, 76, who was a 17-year MLB veteran and pitched for the Cubs from 1970-1973.

“The Cubs organization is sad to learn of the passing of Milt Pappas, who not only had a special place on the field with the team in the early 1970s, but also maintained a relationship with Cubs fans as a frequent guest at Wrigley Field, the Cubs Convention and other team events. Milt will forever be remembered for one of the most dramatic pitching performances in team history as he delivered a no-hitter that neared perfection in 1972. Pappas ended his impressive career wearing a Cubs uniform and we will always consider him part of the Chicago Cubs family. Our thoughts and prayers are with his friends, relatives and fans as we mourn this loss.”

Over his career, Pappas went 209-164 with a 3.40 ERA between Baltimore (1957-65), Cincinnati (1966-68), Atlanta (1968-70) and the Cubs.

5 Comments

Pingback: Conor McGregor Retiring? His Rivals React on Twitter | MizzTigers Today

Sad that Milt didn’t get to pitch for the O’s in 66′ and 69′ and 70′.

I remember that no-no in 1972. The day before there was a brawl between the Cubs and Padres that started when Rick Monday and Chris Canazzarro started jawing with each other. If I remember right Pappas was one of the few pitchers who had 100 wins in both the AL and NL. So sad to read of his passing.

Pingback: Former MLB pitcher Milt Pappas dies at 76 - Sports Illustrated - Stock Prices Now

Pingback: Former MLB pitcher Milt Pappas dies at 76 | | Geoponet Sports

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s