Dick Tomanek

Pitching primarily out of the bullpen, Tomanek played for five seasons in the big leagues for the Cleveland Indians and Kansas City A’s. He pitched in one game in both 1953 and 1954 for Cleveland before returning to the minor leagues for more seasoning. He returned to the majors in 1957 and pitched in 34 […]

Dick Stigman

An All Star in 1960, Stigman pitched for seven seasons in the big leagues for the Indians, Twins and Red Sox. While he made the All-Star team in his rookie season, 1963 was perhaps Stigman’s best. He won 15 games that season (against 15 losses) compiling 193 strike outs and a 3.25 ERA along the […]


Five for Friday – Eddie Kasko, Pete Burnside, Sam Esposito, John Romano and Ron Samford. Here are their baseball card facts. Samford was formerly in the Giant chain. Romano placed second in the American Association in home runs last year (1958). Esposito attended Indiana University Burnside is a Dartmouth graduate. Kasko’s favorite pasttime is music.

Bob Blaylock

A 10-year minor leaguer, Blaylock was never able to find his footing in the majors. He pitched in 17 total big league games in 1956 and 1959, winning one and losing seven. He started seven total games and pitched the other 10 out of the bullpen. He gives some nice answers to the questions though. Like Cerv, […]

Bob Cerv

A part-time player for the New York Yankees from 1951-1956, Cerv enjoyed a fine run in Kansas City from 1957-1959 before being dealt back to the Yankees in 1960. The best year of Cerv’s career was 1958 when he hit .305 with 38 home runs, 104 RBI and 93 runs scored for the A’s. He earned […]

Swings and misses

Roman Mejias spent nine seasons in the big leagues, playing from 1955-1964, with three different teams. He had a nice season in 1962 for the fledgling Houston Colt .45’s. He played 146 games that year, hitting .286 with 24 home runs, 76 RBI 12 stolen bases and 82 runs scored, leading the Houston franchise in […]