In 1943, Elmer would win 21 games for the Reds, which tied him for the Major League lead. For Riddle’s 19th win of the ’43 season, he took a perfect game into the 8th inning against the Pirates, retiring the first 22 batters.
The game on July 30, 1973 in Oakland Coliseum featured a matchup of the Rangers with rookie pitcher Jim Bibby versus the dynasty-in-making Oakland A’s with their star pitcher Vida Blue.
Playing primarily for the Astros and Cincinnati Reds, Morgan would go on to amass 2,517 hits in his MLB career, hitting .271 with 268 HR, 689 stolen bases, with a .819 OPS.
Grimm managed for 24 seasons (1932-1960) in the Majors and Minors winning 1,884 games and leading the Cubs to 3 NL Pennants during his managerial career.