Swings and misses

1977 Topps

Larry Haney spent parts of 12 seasons in the big leagues, playing for five different teams between 1966-1978. In 480 games he hit .215 with 12 home runs. Haney played for the Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Pilots, Oakland A’s, St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers. He was a member of the A’s team that won the 1974 World Series. He appeared in two games of the series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, but did not have an at bat.

1983 Donruss

Duane Walker played for five seasons in the majors, hitting .229 with 24 home runs for the Cincinnati Reds, Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals. His best season came for the Reds in 1984 when he hit .294 with 10 home runs in 83 games.

1989 Upper Deck

Steve Lyons played for four teams from 1985-1993. Typically a reserve infielder, he hit .252 with 19 home runs in 852 games. The best years of his career came when he saw the most action. As a rookie for the Boston Red Sox, Lyons played in 133 games and hit .264 with five home runs and 12 stolen bases. Both numbers would stand as his career highs. He saw action in a career-high 146 games for the Chicago White Sox in 1988 and hit .269 with five home runs and 45 RBIs and 59 runs scored. Lyons also played for the Atlanta Braves and Montreal Expos.

Our letter to Ozzie Virgil, Sr. was returned. He has moved back to the Dominican Republic. Our letter to Ron Gardenhire was also returned. He is currently asking for money for his autograph.



Published by Chris

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

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