|Born: August 5, 1943|
|Died: February 13, 2005 (aged 61)|
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|April 19, 1965|
for the St. Louis Cardinals
|September 13, 1978|
for the Baltimore Orioles
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|Career highlights and awards|
Nelson Kelley "Nellie" Briles (Born August 5, 1943 in Dorris, California – Died February 13, 2005 in Orlando, Florida) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the St. Louis Cardinals (1965-70), Pittsburgh Pirates (1971-73), Kansas City Royals (1974-75), Texas Rangers (1976-77) and Baltimore Orioles (1977-78). Events 642 - Battle of Maserfield - Penda of Mercia defeats and kills Oswald of Bernicia. Year 1943 ( MCMXLIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Dorris is a city in Siskiyou County, California, United States. California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. Events 1258 - Baghdad falls to the Mongols, and the Abbasid Caliphate is destroyed Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Orlando is a major City in central Florida, USA and is the County seat of Orange County Florida. Florida ( is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States, bordering Alabama to the northwest and Georgia to the In Baseball, the pitcher is the player who throwsthe baseball from the Pitcher's mound toward the Catcher to begin each play with the goal of The St Louis Cardinals (also referred to as "the Cards " or "the Redbirds " are a professional Baseball team based in St The Pittsburgh Pirates are a Major League Baseball club based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Kansas City Royals are a Major League Baseball team based in Kansas City, Missouri. The Texas Rangers are an American professional baseball team based in Arlington Texas, United States, representing the Dallas-Ft The Baltimore Orioles are a professional baseball team based in Baltimore, Maryland. Born in Dorris, California, he grew up in Chico, California where he played at Chico Senior High School and California State University, Chico before transferring to University of Santa Clara. Dorris is a city in Siskiyou County, California, United States. Chico (pop 86949 is the most populous city in Butte County, California, United States, with 105000 Chico High School is a four-year comprehensive Public high school located in Chico California. California State University Chico is the second-oldest campus in the California State University system Santa Clara University is a private co-educational Jesuit -affiliated University located in Santa Clara, California. Briles batted and threw right-handed.
In a 14-year career, Briles compiled a 129-112 record with a 3. 44 ERA in 2,111 innings pitched. In Baseball statistics, earned run average ( ERA) is the Mean of Earned runs given up by a Pitcher per nine Innings pitched In Baseball, innings pitched (IP are the number of Innings a Pitcher has completed measured by the number of batters and Baserunners A finesse control pitcher, he posted a respectable 2. A control pitcher is a Pitcher who succeeds mostly by using accurate pitches as oppose to a Power pitcher who relies on velocity 126 strikeout-to-walk ratio (1,163-to-547). In Baseball statistics, strikeout-to-walk ratio ( K/BB) is a measure of a Pitcher 's ability to control pitches calculated as Strikeouts
Briles began his Major League career with the Cardinals as a reliever and spot starter. A relief pitcher or reliever is a Baseball or Softball Pitcher who enters the game after the Starting pitcher is removed due to injury In Baseball or Softball, a starting pitcher, often abbreviated as starter, is the Pitcher who pitches the first pitch to the first batter of In 1967, he was promoted into the starting rotation after Bob Gibson suffered a broken leg when hit by a Roberto Clemente line drive on July 15. Pack Robert "Bob" Gibson (born November 9, 1935 in Omaha Nebraska) is a former right-handed Baseball Pitcher for the Roberto Clemente Walker (August 18 1934 &ndash December 31 1972 was a professional baseball player and a Major League Baseball Right fielder. Briles responded by winning nine straight games, leading the National League in winning percentage (. The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the National League ( NL) is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball A win is a Statistic in Major League Baseball credited to the Pitcher for the winning team who was in the game when his team last took the lead 737, 14-5) and the Cardinals staff in ERA (2. 43). He also tossed a complete game for the Cardinals in Game 3 of their 1967 World Series win over the Red Sox. In Baseball, a complete game (denoted by CG) is the act of a Pitcher pitching an entire game himself without the benefit of a Relief pitcher The 1967 World Series matched the St Louis Cardinals against the Boston Red Sox, with the Cardinals winning in seven games for their second championship in four The Boston Red Sox are a Professional baseball team based in Boston Massachusetts, and are the reigning (2007 World Series Champions.
In 1968, Briles won 19 games (a career-high) and 15 in 1969, but he slumped badly in the next two years. Before the 1971 season, the Cardinals traded Briles, along with Vic Davalillo to the Pirates for Matty Alou and George Brunet. Vic Davalillo, born Víctor José Davalillo Romero ( July 31, 1936 in Cabimas Zulia State) is a Venezuelan Baseball Player Mateo Rojas "Matty" Alou (born December 22 1938 in Bajos de Haina, Dominican Republic) is a former Center fielder in George Stuart Brunet ( June 8, 1935 - October 25, 1991) born in Houghton Michigan was a Pitcher for the Kansas City He was 8-4 for the Pirates that season and pitched a complete-game two-hit shutout against Baltimore in Game 5 of the 1971 World Series. In team sports in American English a shutout (a clean sheet in Soccer) refers to a game in which one team prevents the opposing team from scoring The 1971 World Series matched the defending champion Baltimore Orioles against the Pittsburgh Pirates, with the Pirates winning in seven games Briles won 14 in 1972 and 1973, and was sent to Kansas City. He also pitched with Texas and finished his career with the Orioles.
Following his retirement as a player, Briles returned to Pittsburgh and became a television sportscaster in 1979. A sportscaster, (also sports announcer, sport commentator or sport presenter) is a type of Journalist on Radio and/or Television He went to work for the organization in 1986 as director of corporate sales and he was also the director of the Pirates' annual fantasy camp.
Briles collapsed and died of an apparent heart attack in Orlando, Florida, while participating in the annual Pirates alumni golf tournament. Myocardial infarction ( MI or AMI for acute myocardial infarction) also known as a heart attack, occurs when the blood supply Orlando is a major City in central Florida, USA and is the County seat of Orange County Florida. He was 61.