Almost exclusively a relief pitcher, Linzy was one of the top bullpen arms in the National League during much of the 1960’s. He came up with San Francisco and pitched eight games in 1963 before returning to the minors for 1964. He was back with the Giants in 1965 and this time he stuck. He […]
Ten in the wind. Letters sent to Don Schwall, Rene Lachemann, Joe Gibbon, Ty Cline, Tito Fuentes, Larry Jaster, Dale Murphy, Chuck Crim, Tom Lawless and Wes Parker. Here’s hoping the all come back filled out and soon!
Culver went 48-49 with 23 saves and a 3.62 ERA during a nine-year stint in the big leagues. He came up with the Cleveland Indians in 1966 and finished with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1974. In between he pitched for the Cincinnati Reds, St. Louis Cardinals, Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers. His best year […]
With the good comes the bad and we did get some letters back this week without completed surveys. Despite the fact his son used to live behind my great-uncle, Don Buford declined to answer the survey, although he graciously signed the card. Buford was a solid player from 1963-1972, making the All-Star Team with the […]
The 1971 American League home run champ, ‘Beltin’ Bill hit 160 home runs in his 10-year major league career. Melton came up with the Chicago White Sox in 1968 and was the team’s starting third baseman the next season. He blasted 33 home runs in 1970, compiling a career-high 96 RBI in the process, then […]
Britton pitched for parts of four seasons in the majors. He broke in with the Atlanta Braves in 1967 and won 11 games for them over the next three years. He missed 1970 with arm trouble, but made the Montreal Expos roster the following year, going 2-3 in 16 games. His best year came for […]
Marshall patrolled major league outfields for seven seasons from 1967-1973. He came up with the San Francisco Giants in 1967 and saw action in 110 games for them in 1969 before being traded to the New York Mets in 1970. He hit a career-high six home runs that season and appeared in 100 games for […]