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 […]

Outgoing …

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, […]

John Candelaria

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 […]

Bert Roberge

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 […]

Outgoing …

Our long slump persists, so we are putting 14 letters in the mail today, hoping more volume equals more responses. They are going to: Bucky Dent, Dave Frost, Lynn Jones, Mickey Klutts, Fred Stanley, Joe Strain, Steve Swisher, Bob Watson, Eric Wilkins, Rick Wise, Richard Wortham, Mark Littell, Frank LaCorte and Rafael Landestoy.

Pete Ladd

The Milwaukee Brewers closer in 1983, Ladd pitched for six years in the big leagues, going 17-23 with 39 saves for the Brewers, Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners. He came up with the Astros in 1979 and pitched in 10 games before returning to the minors for the next two seasons. Ladd resurfaced in the […]