Swings and misses

1979 Topps

Somehow I ended up sending letters to Jim Wohlford twice, so this is his second appearance in this section. He played for 15 years in the majors, hitting .260 with 21 home runs while serving mainly as a reserve outfielder for the Kansas City Royals, Milwaukee Brewers, San Francisco Giants and Montreal Expos.

1989 Upper Deck

Cory Snyder slugged 149 home runs in nine seasons in the majors. He broke in with the Cleveland Indians in 1986 and hit 24 home runs which was good enough to finish fourth in the American League Rookie of the Year vote. His sophomore campaign was arguably his most productive as he hit career highs in home runs (33), RBIs (82) and runs (74) despite a .236 batting average. Snyder had another good year for Cleveland in 1988, but his career trajectory trended downward after that as he struggled with strikeouts and a precipitous dip in his power, due to a variety of injuries. He went on to play for the Chicago White Sox, Toronto Blue Jays, San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers before retiring in 1994.

Jackson Todd declined our invitation to participate.

Published by Chris

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

2 thoughts on “Swings and misses

    1. He was supposedly a plus defender. But, it seemed like back in the day there were more guys like that. He did have some speed, so that helped. BTW – Got a letter back from Brian Kingman the other day and he mentioned your site. I will get that up eventually…

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