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 …

Thirteen letters in the mail today, going to: Curt Young, Duane Walker, Ozzie Virgil Sr., Ron Roenicke, Wayne Krenchicki, Juan Eichelberger, Bobby Bonilla, Kevin Bass, Mike LaValliere, Craig Lefferts, Jose Lind, Pat Listach and Mike MacFarlane.

Swings and misses

Jerry Reed spent parts of nine seasons pitching in the big leagues for the Philadelphia Phillies, Cleveland Indians, Seattle Mariners and Boston Red Sox. In 238 games he went 20-19 with a 3.94 ERA and 18 saves. His best year came with the Mariners in 1989. He posted a career-high seven wins that season and […]

Ed Vande Berg

From 1982-1988 Vande Berg pitched for four different teams, going 25-28 with a 3.92 ERA and 22 saves. He came up with the Seattle Mariners and enjoyed the best year of his career as a rookie. Vande Berg won nine games in 1982 for Seattle while pitching in a league-high 78 contests. He posted a […]

Howie Bedell

Bedell played in 67 games for the Milwaukee Braves and Philadelphia Phillies in 1962 and 1968. He hit .193 and did not have a home run. Most of Bedell’s MLB playing time came for the Braves in 1962. He appeared in 58 games for Milwaukee and hit .196 while scoring 15 runs. He played in […]

Swings and misses

Brian Doyle played in 110 games for the New York Yankees and Oakland A’s during a four-year run in the big leagues. From 1978-1981 he was a reserve infielder for the two clubs and hit .161 with one home run. While with the Yankees, Doyle took over for an injured Willie Randolph in the 1978 […]

Jose Tartabull

Tartabull spent nine seasons playing for the Kansas City/Oakland A’s and Boston Red Sox. From 1962-1970, he appeared in 749 games and hit .261 with two home runs while stealing 81 bases. He played in 107 games for the Kansas City A’s as a rookie and had, arguably, his strongest season at the plate, hitting […]