Curt Simmons Obituary: Curt Simmons, the last living member of the 1950 Philadelphia Phillies Whiz Kids squad, passed away. He was 93.
The Phillies, who did not give a cause of death, have announced that he passed away on Tuesday at his home in Ambler, Pennsylvania.
One of the finest pitchers in team history, the lefty pitched in 325 games (263 starts) over 13 seasons for the team, compiling a record of 115-110, 109 complete games, 18 shutouts, and a 3.66 ERA.
Simmons pitched a career-high 21 complete games in 1954 and shared the major league lead with six shutouts in 1952. He is tied for seventh in games started, sixth in shutouts, ninth in strikeouts, and fifth in victories and innings (1,939 2/3 in team history) (1,052). In 1952–1953, and 1957, he was chosen for three All-Star teams while playing for the Phillies. He established the All-Star Games in 1952 and 1957.
While serving in the National Guard during the Korean War, Simmons, a member of the pennant-winning “Whiz Kids” club, missed a portion of the 1950 season, including the World Series. Additionally, he missed the entire 1951 campaign due to his military obligations.
The 1950 Whiz Kids were defeated in the World Series by the New York Yankees.
In 569 career appearances (462 starts), spanning 20 big league seasons with four organizations, Simmons went 193–183 with 163 complete games, 36 shutouts, and a 3.54 ERA. In 1964, he and the Cardinals won the World Series.
In 1993, he was added to the Phillies’ Wall of Fame.
Susan, his daughter, and his two sons, Timothy and Thomas, survive Simmons. His wife of more than 60 years, Dorothy, died before him in 2012. Keep yourself updated with all the latest news from our website Newswatchlist.com and get all the recent updates.