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 […]
Smithson pitched for eight years in the big leagues, going 76-86 with a 4.58 ERA. After spending seven seasons in the minors he finally reached the majors in 1982 with the Texas Rangers. He won 10 games for the Rangers in 1983 but was traded to the Minnesota Twins at the end of the season. […]
A five-time all star, Bowa was one of the best shortstops in baseball for much of his 16-year career. He arrived in the majors with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1970 and finished third in the Rookie of the Year vote. He led the NL in triples (13) in 1972 while winning his first Gold Glove. […]
Berenyi pitched for seven seasons in the majors, going 44-55 with a 4.03 ERA. He came up with the Cincinnati Reds in 1980 and pitched in six games. He won nine games in 1981 which was good enough to help him finish fourth in the National League Rookie of the Year vote. He won nine […]
Eleven letters in the mail today, going to: Onix Concepcion, Jerry Narron, Joe Price, Tim Lollar, Marty Bystrom, Brett Butler, Tony Fernandez, Julio Franco, Lou Whitaker, Jim Wohlford and Kurt Bevacqua.
A member of the 1986 World Series winners, Doug Sisk pitching for nine years in the big leagues, going 22-20 with 33 saves. He spent the first six years of his career with the New York Mets. Pitching exclusively out of the bullpen, Sisk saved 11 games in 1983 and 15 more in 1984. He […]
Perkins played sevens seasons in the big leagues for the San Diego Padres and Cleveland Indians. In 516 games he hit .271 with eight home runs. He broke in with San Diego in 1978 and hit .240 in 62 games. He continued as a reserve for the Padres until 1982 when he played 125 games […]
An all star in 1985, Herr played second base in the majors for 13 years, hitting .271 with 28 home runs in 1,514 games. He spent the majority of his career with the St. Louis Cardinals and enjoyed his best seasons for the Redbirds. His finest year was 1985 when he hit .302 with 110 […]