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Ralph Alexander Citarella

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Ralph Citarella was the starting pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals in the famous June 23, 1984 game in which Ryne Sandberg of the Chicago Cubs hit two dramatic homers off Bruce Sutter. The Cards blew a 9-3 lead in the game, and after Sandberg's first homer off Sutter tied the game 9-9 in the 9th, NBC's Bob Costas commented that "Ralph Citarella will have to wait for another day for his first big-league victory."

That day never came. Citarella never won a game in the bigs. (Although Bill James credits him with 2 Win Shares)

Citarella was pitching coach of the Newark Bears in 2013.

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