Joaquin Andujar, long-time major league pitcher who starred for the Cardinals in the early 80s, has died at the age of 62.
Joaquin Andujar, nicknamed “One Tough Dominican,” was 62. He was a four-time All-Star who pitched for the Cardinals from 1981-85. He also pitched for Houston (1976-81, 1988) and Oakland (1986-87).
According to reports, Andujar had suffered from diabetes.
Andujar’s best seasons were with the Cardinals in 1984 and 1985, when he finished fourth in National League Cy Young Award balloting both years.
In 1984, Andujar was 20-14 with a 3.34 ERA in 36 starts, working an NL-high 261 1/3 innings. In 1985, he helped the Cardinals reach the World Series, finishing 21-12 with a 3.40 ERA in 38 starts. Andujar also won the Gold Glove Award in 1984.
Andujar helped the Cardinals win the World Series in 1982 when he was 15-10 with a 2.47 ERA.
Joaquin Andujar made several memorable comments to the media during his career. One of the most popular ones was when he said: “My favorite word in English is youneverknow.”