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Stephen Douglas Rogers

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[edit] Biographical Information

Steve Rogers was one of the top-flight pitchers of the National League from the late 1970s through the early 1980s. He was widely credited with having outstanding stuff, and a tenacious drive and desire. He spent his entire career with the Montreal Expos and is the only player with a career lasting more than five seasons to have done so.

He had some bad luck in the playoffs, as he is most remembered for surrendering the home run to Rick Monday that gave the Los Angeles Dodgers the 1981 National League pennant in the 9th inning of Game 5 of the 1981 NLCS. However, prior to surrendering that home run in a rare relief appearance, he had started and won 3 games in the 1981 Postseason, including twice beating future Hall of Famer Steve Carlton in head-to-head matches, not counting his run of success to get the Montreal Expos in the playoffs to begin with. He is the all-time franchise win leader with 158 and holds a slew of other franchise pitching records.

In 2004, Rogers was a special assistant for the MLBPA.

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • 1973 Topps All-Star Rookie Team
  • 5-time NL All-Star (1974, 1978, 1979, 1982 & 1983)
  • NL ERA Leader (1982)
  • NL Complete Games Leader (1980)
  • 2-time NL Shutouts Leader (1979 & 1983)
  • 15 Wins Seasons: 5 (1974, 1977, 1980, 1982 & 1983)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 9 (1974-1980, 1982 & 1983)
  • 300 Innings Pitched Seasons: 1 (1977)
  • 200 Strikeout Seasons: 1 (1977)

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