What’s all this?

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 […]

Max Alvis

A two-time all star, Alvis spent nine years playing third base in the majors, mostly for the Cleveland Indians, between 1962-1970. He played in 12 games for Cleveland in 1962, then took over as the team’s starting third baseman the following season. He had a fine rookie campaign, hitting .274 with a career-high 22 home […]

Luis Gomez

Gomez spent eight years playing in the big leagues for the Minnesota Twins, Toronto Blue Jays and Atlanta Braves. From 1974-1981 he ¬†appeared in 609 games and hit .210 with no career home runs. Gomez was primarily a reserve infielder, but did play in 153 games for the Blue Jays in 1978. He hit .223 […]

Jim Essian

Essian spent 12 years catching in the big leagues, playing for five teams from 1973-1984. In 710 games he hit .244 with 33 home runs. He was primarily a reserve for most of his career, but was the Chicago White Sox main catcher in 1977, which would go down as the best season of his […]

Paul Mirabella

Mirabella pitched in 298 games during a 13-year career that spanned from 1978-1990. He saw action with the Texas Rangers, New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays, Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Mariners and Milwaukee Brewers. In his career, he was 19-29 with 13 saves and a 4.45 ERA. Most of Mirabell’s appearances came in relief. He did […]

Swings and misses

Larry Haney spent parts of 12 seasons in the big leagues, playing for five different teams between 1966-1978. In 480 games he hit .215 with 12 home runs. Haney played for the Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Pilots, Oakland A’s, St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers. He was a member of the A’s team that won the […]