May 21, 2024

Ken Holtzman, who threw 2 no-hitters, won 4 WS titles, dies at 78


Ken Holtzman, who tossed two no-hitters for the Chicago Cubs and won four World Series, died Sunday at 78.

His nephew, Bob, confirmed the two-time All-Star left-hander’s death to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Hartzman had brain issues and had been in the hospital for three days.

The Cubs posted on social media that they were “deeply saddened” by Holtzman’s dying.

Holtzman was 174-150 with a 3. 49 ERA and 1,601 strikeouts in 451 games ( 410 starts ) over 15 seasons with the Cubs ( 1965-71, 1978-79 ), Oakland Athletics ( 1972-75 ), Baltimore Orioles ( 1976 ) and New York Yankees ( 1976-78 ).

He won three World Series titles in a row with the A’s ( 1972-194 ) and one more with the Yankees ( 1977 ). He was 6-4 with a 2. 30 ERA in 13 postseason games ( 12 starts ), including a 4-1 record in the World Series.

Holtzman made back-to-back American League All-Star teams with Oakland in 1972 and 1973, finishing the former campaign with a career-high 21 wins.

The St. Louis native is one of only two Cubs pitcher since 1900 with many no-hitters, along with Jake Arrieta. Holtzman’s second came against the Atlanta Braves on Aug. 19, 1969, and his subsequent was on June 3, 1971, against the Cincinnati Reds.

This report was written by Field Level Media.



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