I want to remember the life of Nelson Briles, who was my teammate during my very brief time with the Texas Rangers in 1976. He spent fourteen years as a major league pitcher and won World Series rings with the Cardinals and Pirates. I remember Nellie was about as strong a family man as I ever saw in baseball, and was an all-around good person. Because he spent the first nine years of his career in the National League, I didn’t see him pitch until August of 1974, when I was with the Indians and he was playing for the Royals. He threw a complete game and beat us. When I was traded to Texas, he was one of the first to make me feel welcome. Nellie died ten years ago of a heart attack while playing in a Pirates golf tournament. He would have been 72 today.