Swings and misses

1966 Topps

Frank Kreutzer went 8-18 during parts of six seasons spent pitching in the majors. He came up with the Chicago White Sox in 1962, then joined the Washington Senators in 1964. He remained with Washington until 1969 which would be his final year of pro ball. His best year came in 1964, which he split between Chicago and Washington. He won five games that year and finished with a 4.10 ERA.

1981 Fleer

Tom Brookens spent 12 years in the big leagues, playing mostly for the Detroit Tigers from 1979-1990. He hit .246 with 71 home runs in 1,336 games. Brookens best year at the plate came in 1980 when he hit .275 with 10 home runs while setting career highs in RBIs (66) and runs scored (64). Brookens left Detroit in 1990 to play for the New York Yankees. He spent 1991 with the Cleveland Indians, then retired. He was a member of the 1984 Tigers’ team that defeated the San Diego Padres in the World Series. Brookens appeared in three games but did not have a hit in three at bats.

1992 Fleer 

Henry Cotto spent 10 years in the majors, playing for the Chicago Cubs, New York Yankees, Seattle Mariners and Florida Marlins from 1984-1993. In 884 games he hit .261 with 44 home runs and 130 stolen bases. Cotto’s best year came in 1988 for the Mariners. He had 100 hits that season and stole 27 bases, while hitting .259 with eight home runs and 50 runs scored.


Published by Chris

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

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: