Swings and misses

1960 Topps

From 1959-1961, Dan Dobbek hit .208 with 15 home runs while playing in 198 games for the Washington Senators/Minnesota Twins. He spent one full year with Washington, 1960, and hit .218 with 10 of his career home runs. His professional career lasted until 1963.

1983 Donruss

Mark Brouhard spent six seasons as a reserve outfielder for the Milwaukee Brewers. His career stretched from 1980-1985 and saw him hit .259 with 25 home runs. He never played in more than 66 games in a season. His best year was 1983 when he hit .276 with seven home runs.

1985 Donruss

A two-time Cy Young winner and three-time all star, Bret Saberhagen won 167 games during an illustrious 16-year career. He was 20-6 with a 2.87 ERA in his second year in the league, winning his first Cy Young and finishing 10th in the MVP race while helping the Kansas City Royals win the World Series. He went 23-6 with a 2.16 ERA in 1989 to capture his second Cy Young. He finished eighth in the MVP vote that year and won a Gold Glove as well. Saberhagen was an all star in 1987, 1990 and 1994. While he declined to answer our questions, Saberhagen did include this note which indicates he is publishing a cookbook where all will be revealed.


Our letter to Bump Wills was returned with a bad address.


Published by Chris

Writer, historian, father, intrepid traveller, journalist, aging punk ... I am actually in a Hall of Fame.

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