- Steve Rogers (baseball)
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* 5x All-Star selection (1974, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1983)
Stephen Douglas Rogers (born
October 26, 1949) is a former starting pitcherin Major League Baseballwho played his entire career for the Montréal Expos. He batted and threw right-handed.
Jefferson City, Missouri, raised in Springfield, Missouriand graduate of the University of Tulsa, Rogers is remembered as the most successful pitcher in Montreal Expos history. Rogers was known for an unusual delivery, appearing to almost stumble during his follow-through. Although he never won 20 games, Rogers averaged 14 wins per season between 1974 and 1985. Rogers rarely missed a turn in the rotation until a throwing arm injury shortened his career. His most productive season came in 1982, when he collected a career-high 19 wins, pitched four shutouts, and led National Leaguepitchers with a 2.40 ERA.
According to his book "No More Mister Nice Guy", former Expos manager
Dick Williams, Rogers' manager from 1977 to part of 1981, was not a fan of Rogers. Williams accused Rogers of being unwilling to step up when his team needed him in big games once the Expos became contenders. According to Williams, Rogers was at his best when the Expos were bad because he had no pressure. Williams called Rogers "a fraud", claiming that he had "king of the mountain syndrome". Rogers defeated the Philadelphia Philliesand their ace Steve Carltontwice in the 1981 National League Division Series. He held the Phillies to one run in Game One and hurled a six-hit 3–0 shutout, helping himself with two RBI in the deciding Game Five, to send Montreal to the National League Championship Series. In Game Three of that Series, Rogers pitched a seven-hit 4–1 complete gameagainst the Dodgers, but lost Game Five in relief when he allowed a pennant-winning home runto Rick Monday. The decision of manager Jim Fanningto use Rogers in that game, on only two-days rest, is still debated by Montréal fans.
In a 13-year career, Rogers posted a 158-152 record with a 3.17 ERA and 1621
strikeouts in 2837.2 innings. He pitched 129 complete games with 37 shutouts in 399 appearances, 393 as a starter. In four post-season games, Rogers was 3-1 with a 0.97 ERA and two complete games.
Rogers now resides in
West Windsor Township, New Jerseyand works at the Major League Baseball Players Association. [Miller, Lynn. [http://www.wwpinfo.com/default.asp?sourceid=&smenu=75&twindow=&mad=No&sdetail=2933&wpage=1&skeyword=&sidate=&ccat=&ccatm=&restate=&restatus=&reoption=&retype=&repmin=&repmax=&rebed=&rebath=&subname=&pform=&sc=1108&hn=wwpinfo&he=.com "Sugar Plum Role For WW Teen In ‘Nutcracker’"] , "West Windsor & Plainsboro News", November 30, 2007. Accessed April 14, 2008. "Rogers, 16, is a junior at High School South. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, she has lived in West Windsor for eight years. Her father, Steve Rogers, a former baseball player, works at the Major League Baseball Players Association."]
*Five-time All-Star (1974, 1978-79, 1982-83)
*Twice led National League in shutouts (in 1979  and 1973  )
*Led National League in ERA (1982)
*Three-time Top Five in
Cy Young Awardvote (1980, 1982-83)
*"TSN" National League Rookie of the Year (1973)
List of Major League Baseball leaders in career wins
List of Major League Baseball ERA champions
Montreal Expos all-time roster
* [http://www.baseballlibrary.com/baseballlibrary/ballplayers/R/Rogers_Steve.stm Baseball Library]
* [http://www.baseball-reference.com/r/rogerst01.shtml Baseball Reference]
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