Mark Littel

Big (6’3″ 210-lb) Littell was the American Association Pitcher of the Year in 1973. The strikeout pitcher used his blazing fastball to become bullpen ace for the Royals and later the Cardinals, but in the 1976 ALCS he surrendered a pennant-winning home run to the Yankees Chris Chambliss in the bottom of the ninth inning of Game Five. He saved 56 games from 1976 to 1981 until elbow spurs cut short his career.