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 […]

Swings and misses

Rob Andrews played for five years in the majors, breaking in with the Houston Astros in 1975 and finishing with the San Francisco Giants in 1979. In 493 games he hit .251 with three home runs. He was Houston’s starting second baseman over the first three years of his career. He hit .264 with 60 […]

Phil Linz

Linz spent seven seasons as a utility infielder in the majors, playing for the New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets from 1962-1968. In 519 games, he hit .235 with 11 home runs. He played in 112 games for the Yankees in 1964, a season that would go down as his most productive […]

Swings and misses

A member of the famed Big Red Machine, Jack Billingham won 145 games during a 13-year career that saw him pitch for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros, Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox in addition to the Cincinnati Reds. Billingham was an all star in 1973 while pitching for the Reds. He led the […]

Ted Savage

Savage spent nine seasons playing in the majors. He came up with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1962 and served as one of the team’s regular outfielders, hitting .266 with seven home runs and 16 stolen bases while playing in 127 games. The season was the start of a long, winding road for Savage. He was […]