Pitcher Mike McCormick Talks About Baseball
Cy Young Award-winning pitcher, Mike McCormick, who now lives in Pinehurst, will be a guest speaker at a Weymouth Center evening on April 24. McCormick will present interesting tales of baseball during his outstanding career.
McCormick was born in Pasadena, Calif., and is a former Major League baseball pitcher who played for the New York Giants from 1956 to 1958, the San Francisco Giants from 1958 to 1970, the New York Yankees in 1970 and then the Kansas City Royals in 1971.
In 1956 McCormick became one of the most hyped rookies in history after posting a 49-4 American Legion record at age 17, including four no-hitters and a 26-strikeout game. The lefty became one of the best pitchers in baseball.
He had the league's highest ERA in 1960 and won the Cy Young Award and the Sporting News Pitcher of the Year in 1967 with the San Francisco Giants. He also hit the 500th home run by a pitcher in baseball history.
He was a member of the National League All-Star Team in 1960 and 1961.
McCormick moved to Pinehurst with his wife, Dierdre, and their daughter, Tara, in 2002.
They live at the Country Club of North Carolina on the golf course, where he is involved with the golf programs. Tara attended The O'Neal School, where McCormick donated memorabilia for the school's auctions and helped in the baseball program.
"The Take Me Out to the Ballgame" evening will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, April 24. The program will include refreshments of baseball fare including beer, wine, soft drinks, hot dogs, peanuts, and popcorn.
The cost of the evening is $20 and $10 for those under 12.
Tickets are available at the Weymouth Center 692-6261 or from Women of Weymouth members.
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