Joaquin Andujar Passes Away

Former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Joaquin Andujar has died at the age of 62 in his native Dominican Republic.

St. Louis Cardinals press release

The St. Louis Cardinals offered condolences to the family of Joaquin Andujar, who passed away earlier today in his native Dominican Republic.

"We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of the best pitchers in Cardinals history," Cardinals Chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. said. "Joaquin Andujar was 'One Tough Dominican' who endeared himself to Cardinals fans not only with his great talent, but also with his unrivaled passion for the game. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, his friends and his teammates today." Andujar, 62, was a two-time All-Star during his five seasons (1981-85) with the Cardinals, posting 20-win seasons in both 1984 and 1985 while leading the National League in wins in 1984.

Andujar, whose career also included stints with Houston and Oakland in addition to St. Louis, was a member of the Cardinals 1982 World Championship team and the 1985 National League Champions.

The team will pay tribute to Andujar prior to tonight's game against the Cubs.

Brian Walton’s take

May he rest in peace.

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