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Before she meets her fans this weekend at the Chicago Comicon, Caddyshack's Cindy Morgan makes a return appearance to Sports & Torts, this time live in studio. Plus - Jerry Koosman from the '69 Miracle Mets, and Roy Face, the prototype for the modern relief pitcher.
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Sports & Torts: Actress Cindy Morgan
The lovely Cindy Morgan joins us in studio & has some more behind-the-scenes stories from Caddyshack, Tron and Falcon Crest. Plus, details on her upcoming books, and find out where you can meet Cindy live in the coming weeks.
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Sports & Torts: Elroy Face
The former Pirates hurler discusses the evolution of the closer, his World Series winning team, and the resurgence of baseball in Pittsburgh.
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Sports & Torts: Jerry Koosman
It's memories of the Miracle Mets from Jerry, who talks about Tom Seaver & the rest of the pitching staff, Gill Hodges, & more.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Cindy Morgan
Best known as “Lacey Underall” in CADDYSHACK, and “Yori” in TRON, Cindy Morgan was born Cynthia Ann Cichorski on September 29 in Chicago, Ill, not far from Wrigley field. The daughter of a Polish factory worker and German mother, Cindy survived 12 years of Catholic school and was the first in her family to attend college. While studying communications at Northern Illinois University, Cindy spun records on the radio. A commercial station in town wanted her to report the news for them as well, and so a slight deception was needed. She used the name Cindy Morgan, taken from a story Cindy read about Morgan le Fay when she was twelve years old. After graduation, Cindy gave all the latest meteorological news on a TV station in Rockford, Ill. She also kept her hand in radio by working the graveyard shift at a local rock station. Then she returned to Chicago and deejayed on WSDM (now WLUP). During a labor dispute at the station, she literally quit on the air and walked out with a record still spinning on the turntable. She found employment at auto shows for Fiat, which took her to both coasts. Cindy moved to Los Angeles in 1978, and became the Irish Spring girl. While she did TV commercials, she studied acting, and was rewarded with her first screen role in CADDYSHACK, playing the role of Lacey Underall, an over-amorous ingenue. Disney made film history with TRON, the first computer-generated film. Cindy played two characters: Lora, a compute programmer in the “real” world, and Yori, her alter-ego in the film’s computer generated flights of imagination. Cindy Morgan’s television credits to date include “Falconcrest”, “The Larry Sanders Show”, “Amazing Stories” and “Bring ‘Em Back Alive”. Cindy also associate-produced five films with Larry Estes, best known for “Sex, Lies and Videotape”. She’s now finishing her first book, a story about how a nice Catholic girl became Lacey Underall in CADDYSHACK.

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Roy Face
When Roy Face signed as an amateur free agent with the Philadelphia Phillies before the 1949 season he probably did not think he would still be pitching 22 years later. The Phillies assigned the right-hander to the Bradford Blue Wings of the class D PONY League and he wasted no time making himself known when he won 14 and lost 2 with a 3.32 ERA his first year out. They kept him there in 1950 and he turned it up a notch to 18-5 for a .783 pct. and a 2.58 ERA. Both his percentage and ERA would lead the league and put him on the All-Star team. This display would get Roy drafted by the Brooklyn Dodgers from the Phillies on December 4, 1950 in the minor league draft. Brooklyn sent him to the Pueblo Dodgers in 1951 and Face won 23 and lost 9 with a 2.78 ERA. Elroy's 23 wins led the Western League and he again was picked for the All-Star team. The Dodgers moved him up to the AA Fort Worth Cats of the Texas League in 1952 where he went 14-11 with a 2.83 ERA and the Pittsburgh Pirates drafted him from Brooklyn in the 1952 rule V draft. Roy was introduced to Forbes Field in 1953 and had for him a mediocre season, going 6-8 in 41 appearances for a 6.58 ERA. He was then sent down to the AA New Orleans Pelicans in 1954, winning 12 while losing 11 with a 4.45 ERA which was just enough to get him back to the majors in 1955. Roy would struggle and after a few seasons as a spot starter he was converted into one of the premier relievers of the day. From may of 1958 until September of 1959, he made 92 trips in from the bullpen in between losses while winning 22 straight decisions including his unprecedented 18-1 record in relief in 1959 for a .947 winning percentage. The little 5'8" 155-pounder with the great forkball, a forerunner to the split-fingered fastball won 10 games and had 24 saves for the 1960 pennant winners, and then had three saves against the Yankees in the World Series. A three time league leader in saves, he topped the National League with 28 in 1962, the year he was named "Fireman of the Year" Roy continued to build his reputation as the premier National League closer of the 1960s. His forkball was to the NL what Hoyt Wilhelm's knuckler was to the American League. From 1963 to 1968 Face had 68 saves and was considered one of the ten best relievers, according to The Relief Pitcher for being the most dominant reliever of his era. On August 31, 1968 the Pirates announced the sale of Face to the Detroit Tigers. Following the announcement Roy was brought into one last game for the Pirates to pitch against one batter to give him 802 appearances for Pittsburgh and to tie him for the most games pitched with one team with, Walter Johnson of the Washington Senators. The appearance came in the first inning as starter Steve Blass moved to the outfield for one hitter. Roy concluded his career the following season when Detroit released him on April 3, 1969. Face chose to sign with the Montreal Expos on April 27, and finished out the year with Montreal, winning 4 and losing 2 with 5 saves and a 3.94 ERA at 41 years of age. This gave Roy a major league career mark of 104-95 and 193 saves in 848 games. Evidently Roy just did not want to quit pitching baseball. He went back to the minors, with the Hawaii Islanders in 1970, appeared in eight games with no decisions and this did finally conclude his 22 active seasons from 1949 to 1970 in the American Pastime. A member of the Carpenter's Union from the time he first came to the majors, as of last word, Roy is now retired in North Versailles, Pennsylvania, after working as a carpentry foreman at Mayview State Hospital.

Roy's Career Stats

 
Jerry Koosman
Known for his control throughout his career, Koosman led the International League in strikeouts in 1967, and in 1968 emerged as the Mets' lefthanded ace. He was NL Rookie Pitcher of the Year and runner-up to Johnny Bench for Rookie of the Year. He broke club records with 19 wins, seven shutouts, and a 2.08 ERA (all set by Tom Seaver the year before). All are still Met rookie records. He also fanned 62 times (in 91 at-bats), the most by a NL pitcher since 1900. Seaver and Koosman became one of the league's top righty/lefty starting combos. As a sophomore, Koosman was 17-9 for the 1969 World Champions, and he beat Baltimore twice in the Series. He overcame arm problems in 1971 and was a hard-luck 14-15 (2.84) for the '73 pennant winners. Peaking in 1976, he recorded a 21-10 mark. But in 1977, Seaver was traded to the Reds, the Mets deteriorated, and Koosman went 8-20 to tie Phil Niekro for the league lead in losses. Koosman left the Mets as runner-up to Seaver or all-time club leader in ten pitching categories. Sent to the Twins in a December 1978 trade for Jesse Orosco, Koosman rebounded for a 20-13 record in 1979. In the strike-shortened 1981 season, his 13 losses for the Twins and White Sox were enough to tie for the AL lead. Recurring arm and shoulder trouble ended his career after two seasons with the Phillies

Jerry's Career Stats