Swings and misses

1974 Topps

Bart Johnson won 43 games and saved another 17 while pitching for the Chicago White Sox from 1969-1977. His best year came in 1971 when he won 12 games and tallied 14 saves in 53 appearances. He made 16 starts that year for Chicago and finished 24 games, while putting together a 2.93 ERA. Johnson won 10 games with a 2.74 ERA in 1974 for the ChiSox.

1982 Donruss

A 15-game winner for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1979, Silvio Martinez pitched for five years in the big leagues, going 31-21 with a 3.88 ERA in 107 games. He broke in with the Chicago Cubs in 1977, but spent the rest of his career with St. Louis. He won nine games in 1978, then had his career year the following season. He made 29 starts for the Cardinals and posted a 3.27 ERA in addition to his 15 wins.

Our letters to Kevin Mitchell and Jay Buhner were returned with bad addresses.

Published by Chris

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

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