KC Players of the 1970s: Where Are They Now?
Relief Pitcher – Mark Little
Best remembered in his KC Royals career for giving up the walkoff home run to Chris Chambliss in 1976 American League Championship Series. This overshadowed some of the good years Littell had in his limited time with the Royals.
In his three full seasons with the KC Royals, Littell posted ERAs of 2.08, 3.61, and 2.79. He also went 20-16 in this time.
Involved in a deal that brought Al Hrabosky to the Royals, Littell went on pitch several seasons for the St. Louis Cardinals. After his first couple of seasons there though, his numbers fell off a cliff.
Since his playing days, Littell has gotten involved in coaching. He has spent time on the coaching staffs for the Milwaukee Brewers, Los Angeles Dodgers, and even the Kansas Cit Royals.
Littell’s latest accomplishment is inventing a premier athletic cup called the NuttyBuddy.