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Joseph Walter Hoerner

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Pitcher Joe Hoerner suffered a heart attack in 1957 but recovered and reached the majors with the Houston Colt .45s in 1963. The lefty pitched in 493 games without a start. His best years were with the St. Louis Cardinals in the late 1960s, including going 4-4, 2.59 with 15 saves for the Cards' World Series-winning 1967 team. He went on to pitch in the majors until the age of 40. He died as a result of a farm accident in 1996.

His brother Bob Hoerner was an outfielder in the Chicago Cubs organization.

His first Baseball Card appearance was in the 1964 Topps set.

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