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WHIP Legend: John Tudor

John Tudor

When you trade away a star slugger in the offseason for a pitcher, you don’t want to be entering June with that pitcher languishing with a 1-7 record and 3.74 ERA. That is where the Cardinals found themselves in 1985 with John Tudor. St. Louis acquired the left-handed pitcher for fan favorite George Hendrick, who had been just about the sole source of power on a speedy Redbirds team for much of the ’80s to that point. Unbelievably, Tudor was about to go on a run that would ultimately lead to a season for the ages.

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