Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Cubs Killer, Steve Rogers

Steve Rogers pitched his entire 13 year career for the Montreal Expos (now the Washington Nationals). He had a career record of 158-152 with 2 saves. He was a much better pitcher than that record indicates, as he made five All-Star teams.
When I met Rogers last year, I joked with him that he always seemed to beat my beloved Cubs. In fact, he was 21-13 during his career against the Cubs. Rogers joked that he was just lucky, but did seem to be in the groove a lot against the Cubs.
I don't think the Washington Nationals recognize the retired numbers of the Expos. Either way, it is unfortunate that Rogers does not have his number retired by the club. He is clearly the best pitcher the team has ever had.
Steve Rogers and me in Oaks, PA-October 2009.

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