Steve Blass

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Birthday
18, 1942
Birthplace
Connecticut
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
18, 1942 (age 77)
Birthplace
Connecticut

About

Starting pitcher who won a World Series title in 1971 and was an All-Star in 1972 then suddenly lost control of his pitches in 1973 and was never effective again.

Before Fame

He played baseball at Housatonic High School in Connecticut.

Trivia

The inexplicable onset of poor command was termed "Steve Blass Disease" and also happened to pitchers such as Rick Ankiel and Mark Wohlers.

Family Life

He grew up in Canaan, Connecticut.

Associated With

He said the death of his teammate and friend Roberto Clemente played a factor in his sudden inability to throw strikes.