Former MLB pitcher Milt Pappas has died of natural causes. He was 76.
Pappas pitched in the bigs from 1957 at the age of 18 through 1973 with the Baltimore Orioles, Cincinnati Reds, Atlanta Braves and Chicago Cubs. While never a premier pitcher, he consistently won in double digits and would finish his career with 209 wins becoming the first big league pitcher to have 200 wins without the benefit of a 20-win season.
He first attracted attention as part of the "Baby Birds" Orioles team in 1960 that gave the New York Yankees a run for their money. The Orioles had three starting pitchers 22 and under - Chuck Estrada, Steve Barber and Pappas. That season, Pappas won 15 games. Of his 209 wins, 110 of them came with the Orioles resulting in two AL All-Star appearances including as the starting pitcher in the 1965 All-Star Game.