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During the 1968-69 season, former Hornet baseball player, Al Hrabosky, established himself in nearly every pitching record category. Hrabosky' s career record includes most strikeouts (264), most innings pitched (197), and most strikeouts/9 innings pitched (14.07). His 26 games started is 4th on the all time list, as is a 2.01 career ERA. Hrabosky is only one of two Hornet players ever to throw a no-hitter. He is 2nd on the all time list for career complete games with 10. No former Hornet has experienced Major League success like Al Hrabosky.
Hrabosky made a smooth transition from one of St. Louis’ best-loved athletes, the "Mad Hungarian" of the Cardinals 1970’s bullpen, to one of the town’s favorite broadcasters. During a 13-year major league career in which he compiled 97 saves and earned Fireman of the Year honors in 1975, Hrabosky was already preparing himself for broadcasting by working as a sportscaster for a St. Louis TV station.
Al Hrabosky will be calling games on Cardinals telecasts this year for his 22nd season. It is his 10th straight season in his role as color commentator on Fox Sports Net. He began working as a commentator on telecasts for the team in 1985 and through the years has worked for Fox Sports Midwest, WB11, Prime and Sportstime Cable. Hrabosky, 56, was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in 2003. Away from the booth Hrabosky is active in many charities, including the Health Careers Foundation. He participates in the Cardinals Legend Camp each off-season and hosts an annual golf tournament, "The Mad Hungarian Legends Classic" with the Health Careers Foundation, a beneficiary of both. One of his most rewarding projects is his involvement in the very popular St. Louis Cardinals school program, "Say NO to Drugs", for which he enlists the help of Fredbird. In 2004 he helped open "Al Hrabosky’s Ballpark Saloon", a family friendly restaurant and bar, just south of Busch Stadium. He and his wife, June, reside in St. Louis.