Gerry Staley was selected to his 2nd consecutive All-Star team during his 7th MLB season in 1953. He averaged over 30 starts and 230 innings pitched for the Cardinals each year between 1951-1953. Staley also averaged 18 Wins a season with a mid 3 ERA during those same years. He was originally drafted by the Cardinals in 1942, reaching the major league club in 1947, remaining with the team through the 1954 season before being traded. Staley played in the majors through 1961, earning another All-Star appearance along the way.