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 […]

Jerry White

White spent 11 seasons playing in the big leagues. He broke in with the Montreal Expos in 1974 and finished his run with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1986. White spent all the years in between playing for Montreal with the exception of 1978, which he spent with the Chicago Cubs. In 646 games White […]

Zane Smith

Smith won 100 games during a 13-year career that spanned from 1984-1996. He broke in with the Atlanta Braves and was a 15-game winner for the team in 1987, the same year he led the National League in starts (36). Smith reached double-digit wins again in 1990 when he won 12 games while pitching for […]

Swings and misses

A two-time world champion, Greg Gagne played for 15 years in the majors, hitting .254 with 111 home runs in 1,798 games. He played from 1983-1997 and made appearances for the Minnesota Twins, Kansas City Royals and Los Angeles Dodgers. His best years came while playing shortstop for the Twins. He was Minnesota’s starting shortstop […]

Swings and misses

In 11 big league seasons Mark Whiten hit .259 with 105 home runs. Whiten played from 1990-2000 and made appearances for the Toronto Blue Jays, Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Cardinals, Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Phillies, Atlanta Braves, Seattle Mariners and New York Yankees. His best year came in 1993 while playing for the Cardinals. He […]

Mark Gubicza

A two-time all star, Gubicza pitched for 14 seasons in the majors, mostly for the Kansas City Royals, from 1984-1997. He broke in with Kansas City and immediately made an impact, winning 10 years his first season and finishing seventh in the American League Rookie of the Year vote. Gubicza went on to post double-digit […]