Swings and misses

1976 Topps

An all-star in 1967, Steve Hargan pitched in 354 games during 12 years in the majors, posting an 87-107 career record with a 3.92 ERA. He played for the Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers, Toronto Blue Jays and Atlanta Braves but had the vast majority of his success with Cleveland at the beginning of his career. He won 13 games in 1966 for the Tribe, then posted 14 wins and a 2.62 ERA in 1967 on his way to the All-Star Game. He went 11-3 with a 2.90 ERA for Cleveland in 1970 then lost 13 games in 1971. Hargan won 12 games for the Rangers in 1974 which was his last effective year in the majors. He stuck around until 1977 when he appeared in 16 games for the Braves before retiring.

1985 Topps

David Green enjoyed six seasons in the majors, playing for the St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants between 1981-1987. In 489 games he hit .268 with 31 home runs. His best year came for the Cardinals in 1983 when he hit .284 while posting career highs in RBIs (69) and runs scored (52). He slugged 15 home runs the following season for St. Louis, which would be his personal best.

1992 Stadium Club

Doug Dascenzo played for seven seasons in the majors, breaking in with the Chicago Cubs in 1988 and finishing with the San Diego Padres in 1996. He hit .234 with five home runs and 49 stolen bases while patrolling major league outfields. Dascenzo’s best two seasons came while with Chicago in 1990 and 1991. They were fairly identical as he had 61 hits in each season with 15 steals in 1990 and 14 in 1991.

Frank Viola declined our invitation to participate.


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

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