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 three-time all star, Chili Davis hit 350 home runs during a 19-year career that spanned from 1981-1999. In 2,435 games, Davis hit .274 with 2,380 hits and 1,372 RBIs. Davis was an all star in 1984 and 1986 while playing for the San Francisco Giants and in 1994 for the California Angels. He hit […]
An all star in 1985, Wilson spent 10 seasons in the big leagues, playing for five different teams from 1982-1993. He broke in with the Detroit Tigers, but had what were arguably his best years with the Philadelphia Phillies. He hit 14 home runs and tallied 102 RBIs in 1985 for Philadelphia, which earned him […]
Putting nine letters in the mailbox today, going to: Bo Jackson, Paul O’Neill, Bob Geren, Dan Gladden, Dave Gallagher, Mike Fitzgerald, Steve Farr and Jim Corsi.
Over a 10-year span, Weis played in 800 big league games for the Chicago White Sox and New York Mets. In 1,578 at bats, he hit .219 with seven home runs. From 1964-1966 he was the White Sox starting second baseman. His best year came in 1965 when he hit .296 in 103 games. In […]
Putting 14 letters in the mail today, going to: Joel Skinner, Kurt Stillwell, Bryn Smith, Juan Samuel, Mark Davis, Randy Ready, Gregg Olson, Fred McGriff, Don Mattingly, Tom Foley, Mitch Williams, Walt Terrell, Cris Carpenter and B.J. Surhoff.
Campbell played in 82 games for the Houston Colt .45’s during the first two years of the franchise’s existence (1962-1963). In 244 at bats, he hit .221 with seven home runs while serving as a catcher for the team. Campbell’s best year was his second, when he hit .222 with four home runs and 19 […]
Gibbs caught for 10 years for the New York Yankees. From 1962-1971, he appeared in 528 games and hit .233 with 25 home runs. Many of those years saw Gibbs log limited time with New York. However, he was the team’s starting catcher in 1967 and 1968. He enjoyed, arguably, the best year of his […]