Swings and misses

1984 Topps

Bob Gibson pitched in 98 games for the Milwaukee Brewers and New York Mets from 1983-1987. In 269.2 innings he went 12-18 with a 4.24 ERA and 13 saves. He had his best season while pitching for the Brewers in 1985. Gipson appeared in 41 games that year, and picked up six wins and 11 saves, to go along with a 3.90 ERA.

1990 Donruss

Jack Howell hit 108 home runs during 11 years in the majors. He played for the California Angels, San Diego Padres, and Houston Astros from 1985-1999. In 941 games he hit .239. He was the Angels starting third baseman from 1988-1990. However, he had his best year in 1987, when he served as a utility man for California. Howell hit .245 that season while setting career highs with 23 home runs, 64 RBIs and 64 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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