Lest we forget: Tracy Stallard

December 9, 2017

Image result for tracy stallardIf not for the late pitcher, we wouldn’t have any books about 61, Roger Maris, or asterisks.

Stallard passed away Dec. 7 at the age of 80. Here’s the NY Times obituary from Richard Goldstein.

After making his debut with the Boston Red Sox in 1960, Stallard — a 6’5 righty — also played for the NY Mets and St. Louis Cardinals. He appeared in 183 games, 104 of those as a starter. Stallard retired with a record of 30-57. He led the NL with 20 losses for the Mets in 1964.

Here is the real event, followed by the one depicted in the TV movie *61, starring Barry Pepper — a pretty god look-alike — as Maris. Paul Gallo portrayed Stallard in an uncredited role.

 

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