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 […]
Sample spent nine years patrolling major league outfields for the Texas Rangers, New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves. In 826 games he hit .272 with 46 home runs and 98 stolen bases. He came up with Texas in 1978 and was the team’s primary left fielder the following season. He hit 10 home runs for […]
Davis spent parts of eight seasons playing in the big leagues. He broke in with the San Diego Padres in 1973 and finished with the California Angels in 1981. In 290 games, Davis hit .197 with six home runs. His best year came for the Toronto Blue Jays in 1980 when he caught 89 games […]
Knox played in 124 games for the Detroit Tigers from 1972-1975, hitting .274 with no home runs. He saw action in 55 games in 1974 and hit a solid .307 with 11 runs scored and six RBIs. He played in 43 games the next year and hit .267. He returned to the minors in 1976 […]
We’re not doing very well at the mailbox, as you can probably tell from our lack of regular posts. Thus, I am doing a second mailing this week, sending letters to: Paul Moskau, Steve Mura, Jim Maloney, Jim Merritt, Dave Wickersham, Bob Veale, Joel Harlen, Clyde Wright, Fritz Peterson, Wally Bunker, Neal Heaton, Willie Horton, […]
An all-star in 1977, Candelaria won 177 games during a 19-year career that saw him pitch for eight different teams between 1975-1993. He came up with the Pittsburgh Pirates and soon was one of the team’s better starting pitchers. He won 20 games in 1977 and led the National League with a 2.34 ERA. In […]
We have eight letters going in the mail today to: Bill Freehan, Paul Dade, Rich Dauer, Tom Donohue, Brian Doyle, Elliott Maddox, John Montefusco and Jim Morrison.
Roberge pitched for six years in the big leagues, going 12-12 with 10 saves and a 3.98 ERA. He came up with the Houston Astros in 1979 and appeared in 26 games, getting his first three wins in the process. He continued to make sporadic appearances for Houston though the 1982 season. He joined the […]