Most know Todd Worrell as a Major League Baseball pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers. His accolades extend beyond just baseball – an avid hunter and shooter with a deep dedication to family and charities he has devoted much of his life to the support of some great organizations such as the FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) and Prohunt Charities – not to mention the Firesteel Creek Hunting Lodge which in Todd’s words is “not just a hunting lodge, it is a chance to get together with some great people, relax and enjoy the fellowship of fellow hunters, leaving the majority of the hustle behind for a couple of days and participate in a superb hunt.” Just a little information on the organizations and career of Todd Worrell:
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA):
Todd has been a board member of this wonderful organization for over 14 years. He has also served 3 years as president of the board. The FCA focuses on junior high and high school aged youths that are athletically involved by providing opportunities for students to meet and discuss various issues in their lives, utilizing the bible as a guide to make good decisions and apply proper values. More can be learned at the FCA web site.
Todd was co-founder of this impacting organization in 1993. Originally put together to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation® it has also benefited such groups as the National Children’s Cancer Society, Camp Rainbow and Kids with Cancer.
And of course, Baseball:
- Pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1985 to 1992.
- Pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1993 to 1997.
- National League Rookie of the Year in 1986
- Rolaids “Relief” winner in 1986 (only pitcher to get both the rookie and Rolaids honor in the same year)
- Had game saves in both the 1985 World Series and the 1987 World Series
- All Star Team in 1988, 1995, and 1996
- Only player to have 30 plus saves in each of his first 3 seasons
- 257 career saves
- Led the league in 1996 with 44 saves
- Involved in arguably the most famous play in World Series history – a 1st base throw out (erroneously called “safe”) in game 6 of the 1985 World Series…
- Tied the World Series record with 6 straight strikeouts in a row (his counterparts are Hod Eller and Moe Dabrowski)