William Weinbaum ESPN
Pitcher Ernie Broglio, who died this week at age 83, was the man St. Louis famously traded to the Cubs for outfielder Lou Brock in a deal some call the best/worst of all-time. In our 2011 Baseball Tonight interview (https://www.espn.com/mlb/columns/story?id=6053505), Broglio asserted for the first time that St. L. had kept secret from Chi. that he was being treated for an injured elbow. "I think the Cardinals knew a lot -- a lot more than what I knew of the injury," Broglio said. "So that's why I think they decided that they send the bad arm problem, get rid of him." The Cards soared and Brock was a Hall of Famer, while Broglio struggled - but they became buddies.