Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Former Red Sox Pitcher John Tudor Turns 62 Today

John Tudor (Getty Images)
Peabody's John Tudor pitched on some pretty good Red Sox teams during his five years in Carmine Hose (a decent .532 winning percentage during 1979-1983). His own winning percentage during that period was an even better .549 (39-32)—with an ERA of 3.96. The lefty was traded by Boston to the Pirates for Mike Easler and later dealt to the Cardinals for George Hendrick. For St. Louis in 1985, he went 21-8 with a 1.93 ERA—including a league-leading 10 shutouts. In the World Series against the ultimate champion Royals, he went 2-1 with a 3.00 ERA. He won in double-digits four more times—including 12 wins at age 36 in a return engagement with the Cardinals. He turns 62 today. Happy birthday, John!