Article from the Society for American Baseball Research. Saturday, July 12, 1975, was probably the high point of Al Hrabosky’s eight-season tenure with the St. Louis Cardinals. After Los Angeles Dodgers manager Walter Alston declined to select Hrabosky for the National League All-Star team, the Cardinals front office responded with a special recognition day for Hrabosky when the…More
June 11, 1974: The legend of the ‘Mad Hungarian’ is born
On a game in Los Angeles on June 11, 1974, pitcher Al Hrabosky psyched himself up behind the mound and then struck out Dodgers hitter Tom Paciorek on three pitches. The legend of the Mad Hungarian was born. This is how Post-Dispatch sportswriter Neal Russo covered the event.