Swings and misses

1984 Topps

Howard Bailey pitched in 50 games for the Detroit Tigers from 1981-1983. In 118.2 innings he posted a 6-9 record with a 5.23 ERA.

1987 Topps

Nate Snell pitched for four seasons in the majors, breaking in with the Baltimore Orioles in 1984 and finishing with the Detroit Tigers in 1987. In 104 games, he went 7-6 with a 3.29 ERA and five saves.

1989 Donruss

A five-time all star, Tim Wallach spent 17 years in the majors, playing for the Montreal Expos, Los Angeles Dodgers and California Angels from 1980-1996. He hit .257 with 269 home runs and 1,125 RBIs. Wallach twice won the Silver Slugger award, first in 1985 and again in 1987. In addition to being a fine hitter, he was also a great fielder and was awarded the Gold Glove for third basemen in 1985, 1988 and 1990.

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. I had no idea Wallach was that accomplished a player. Obviously the dude had real power and soft hands.


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