Swings and misses

1985 Topps

A two-time all star, Jeff Russell saved 186 games during a 14-year career spent pitching for the Cincinnati Reds, Texas Rangers, Oakland A’s, Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians. Russell led the American League in saves in 1989 with 38. It was easily the best year of his career as he picked up six wins and finished with a 1.98 ERA. He was an all star that season and also the year before when he was a starter for the Rangers. He saved 30 games for Texas in 1990 and then again in 1991 which he split between Texas and Oakland. He saved 33 games for the Red Sox in 1993. He finished his career with a 56-73 record and a 3.75 ERA.

1988 Score

Jerry Browne spent 10 years playing in the majors for the Texas Rangers, Cleveland Indians, Oakland A’s and Florida Marlins. In 982 games he hit .271 with 23 home runs and 73 stolen bases. His best year came for the Indians in 1989 when he hit .299 with five home runs, 14 steals, 45 RBIs and 83 runs scored.


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

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