Mike Cuellar posted a 185-130 lifetime record by relying on a screwball, palm ball and a curve ball of different speeds and different arcs. Cuellar won 20 or more games four times for the Baltimore Orioles and was named co-winner of the Cy Young Award in 1969. He was named on "The Sporting News" American League All-Star team every year from 1969 through 1974. Cuellar started his career as a spot starter, by 1967 he showed flashes of stardom going 16-11, 3.03 ERA for the Houston Astros. He was traded to the Orioles in 1969 and he became one of the top pitchers in the AL.
In his first season with the Orioles, Cuellar was 23-11 with an outstanding ERA of 2.38. His pitching helped the Orioles win 3 consecutive pennants and one World Championship, 1969-1971. We honor this top-of-the-line pitcher and note his always quiet, pleasant demeanor. Best regards to you, Mike Cuellar. Baseballhistorian.com archives.