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 […]
Mail day! Letters going to: Enos Cabell, Cecil Cooper, Jamie Easterly, Mike Edwards, Sam Ewing, John Ellis, Steve Ontiveros, Rowland Office, Ben Oglivie, Jorge Orta, Ed Ott, Jim Tyrone, Jim Umbarger and Del Unser. That’s 14, if you’re keeping track.
These four cards came back signed, but without letters. I also received a couple letters without cards, which makes it pretty hard to identify just who sent them. But we will deal with those later. For now let’s look at this week’s swings and misses. Mickey Stanley won the Gold Glove four times and finished […]
Sadek served as the San Francisco Giants backup catcher from 1975-1981, hitting .226 with five home runs in 383 big league games. He came up in 1973 and appeared in 39 games for San Francisco, but spent the 1974 season in the minor leagues. He returned to the Giants in 1975 and stayed for the […]
Woodson went 34-32 over five major-league seasons, spent mostly with the Minnesota Twins. He was called up by Minnesota in 1969 and won seven games that season. He pitched in 21 games for the Twins in 1970 but played in AAA the following season. He returned to the big-league club in 1972 and had his […]
Skok won four games and saved five more in four big league seasons spent with the Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers and Atlanta Braves. He pitched briefly for the Red Sox in 1973 and again for the Rangers in 1976. Most of his time in the majors was spent with the Braves during 1978-1979. He […]
Spinks won seven games as a big leaguer, pitching for the Houston Astros and St. Louis Cardinals from 1969-1973. He pitched in just 11 games for the Astros during the first three years of his career but appeared to be on his way to a breakout season with the Cardinals in 1972. He was 5-5 […]
A lucky 13 letters for the mailman today. They are going to: Jerry Grote, Bill Greif, John Grubb, Larry Gura, Dave Giusti, Bob Grich, Don Gullett, Ed Glynn, Ed Goodson, Cesar Geronimo, Adrian Garrett, Kiko Garcia and Chuck Goggin.