It all started with a box of keepsakes my father kept on his closet shelf, far from the dirty hands of his only son. The box was full of magic, as far as I was concerned, and I spent many a day staring at it on that ledge, just out of my reach, hoping he […]
A World Series winner with the Baltimore Orioles in 1966, Russ Snyder played for 12 years in the majors, hitting .271 with 42 home runs. He came up with the Kansas City A’s in 1959 and finished third in the Rookie of the Year vote while hitting .313. He was a regular for the A’s […]
Still trying to catch up from two weeks of no outgoing mail, so letters going to: Tom Bolton, Sparky Lyle, Greg Luzinski, Ken Macha, Silvio Martinez, Dennis Martinez, Buck Martinez, Alfredo Martinez, Renie Martin, Rick Matula, Randy Martz, Jeff Reardon, Pat Zachry and Mickey Tettleton.
Jackson spent five years pitching for the Minnesota Twins, going 20-27 with a 4.38 ERA. He came up with Minnesota in 1978, appeared in 19 games and pitched his only big-league shutout. His best year came in 1980 when he won nine games in 25 starts and had a career low 3.87 ERA. Jackson’s career […]
Lee played for eight years in the big leagues, hitting .250 with 31 home runs for four teams from 1969-1976. He broke in with the St. Louis Cardinals, but had his best year for the San Diego Padres in 1972. He hit .300 that year while setting career highs in home runs (12), RBIs (47) […]
Willis pitched for five seasons for the Toronto Blue Jays, going 7-21 with 15 saves and a 4.59 ERA from 1977-1981. His first two seasons for Toronto were his most productive. He saved 12 games in 1977-1978 while winning five in 87 games. He had a 1.71 ERA for the Blue Jays in 1980, but […]
Saverine played in 379 games for the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Senators between 1959-1967. He hit .239 with six home runs and 23 stolen bases in his major league career. He was a starter for Baltimore in 1963, playing in 115 games and hitting .234. His best year came in 1966 for the Senators. He […]
We missed a couple weeks of mail due to the holidays, so trying to play catchup this week. Letters going to: Butch Wynegar, Steve Dillard, Danny Darwin, Mark Corey, Dave Collins, John Candelaria, Sheldon Burnside, Steve Busby, Jeff Burroughs, Rick Burleson, Thad Bosley, Dale Berra, Jim Anderson and Kim Allen.