Bowsfield won 37 games over seven seasons with Boston, Cleveland, the Angels and the Kansas City A’s. His top year was 1961 when he earned 11 wins for the Los Angeles Angels. Bowsfield started 86 of the 215 games he pitched in during his Major League career. Primarily a ground-ball specialist, he only struck out […]
Before Frank Thomas, Williams was baseball’s Big Hurt. The 6-foot, 5-inch 230-pound right hander pitched for 14 years in the major leagues, most notably for the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1958-1962. His best season was 1961 when he started 35 games for Los Angeles, winning 15 of them and striking out 205 hitters in 235 […]
Infielders Ray Webster and Mike Baxes and pitcher Ike Delock. As Delock pitched for the Red Sox for almost 10 years I am surprised I have not gotten around to him sooner. Oh well, better late than never!
The first Dick Schofield to play shortstop in the major leagues spent 19 seasons from 1953-1971 manning infield spots for seven different teams. Nicknamed Ducky, was a member of the 1960 World Champion Pittsburgh Pirates. He also played for the Cardinals, Giants, Yankees, Dodgers, Red Sox and Brewers. Mostly a reserve, Schofield cross the 100 […]
Lepcio spent the majority of his 10-year career playing for the Boston Red Sox. He never played more than 116 games for any club but did manage to hit 15 home runs and drive in 51 for Boston in the 1956 campaign. He finished his career playing for four teams, the Tigers, Phillies, White Sox […]
Sent out four letters today with Pedro Ramos, Bob Cerv, Tom Acker and Coot Veal being the ‘lucky’ recipients. Here’s hoping they come back quickly.!
There is a human element that is easy to forget when doing this. While all of the men I write to appear to be in the prime of their youth (because I only see them on the baseball cards I have in front of me) the fact of the matter is they are quite old […]