Saturday, April 18, 2009

1976 Topps #43 - Paul Splittorff

Paul Splittorff spent a long career with one team (KC Royals) in the 70s and 80s. He was 166-143 with a 3.81 ERA from 1970-1984. Paul is still the all-time Royal leader in victories.
In 1976 Paul went 11-8 with a 3.97 ERA to help the Royals to their first division title. He was creditied with a victory in game 2 of the 1976 ALCS and also started and won game 1 of the 1977 ALCS.
After his retirement Paul became a color commentator on Royals TV broadcasts and a commenator for NCAA games. He recently announced that he would be taking some time off to recover from an off-season illness.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, that's amazing. I was watching one of the Royals games on the Extra Innings package and it was my first experience listening to Splitorff. My thought was, "he doesn't sound good, what's wrong with his voice?" And then I read through your link that people thought he had a stroke.

    If something seemed wrong to someone who was hearing him for the first time, I guess there's a problem!