Swings and misses

Rich McKinney played in 341 games for the Chicago White Sox, New York Yankees and Oakland A’s from 1970-1977. In 198 at bats he hit .225 with 20 home runs. His best season came in 1971 when he hit .271 with eight home runs while playing for Chicago. Greg Pryor spent 10 years in theContinue reading “Swings and misses”

John Fishel

Fishel played in 19 games for the Houston Astros in 1988. In 26 at bats he hit .231 with one home run. He played professionally from 1985-1990. Fishel was a member of the Cal State Fullerton team that won the 1984 College World Series. He was named the Most Outstanding Player in the tournament, whereContinue reading “John Fishel”

Dave Campbell

Campbell played for eight years in the majors, breaking in with the Detroit Tigers in 1967 and finishing with the Houston Astros in 1974. In between he also played for the San Diego Padres and St. Louis Cardinals. In 428 games Campbell hit .213 with 20 home runs. He had his most productive season inContinue reading “Dave Campbell”

Steve Shields

Shields pitched in 102 games for the Atlanta Braves, Kansas City Royals, Seattle Mariners, New York Yankees and Minnesota Twins from 1985-1989. In 219 innings he compiled an 8-8 record with a 5.26 ERA and three saves. His best season came in 1988 while pitching for New York. He won five games that year andContinue reading “Steve Shields”

Dan McGinn

McGinn pitched in 210 games for the Cincinnati Reds, Montreal Expos and Chicago Cubs from 1968-1972. Used mostly as a relief pitcher, McGinn compiled a 15-30 career record with a 5.11 ERA and 10 saves. He had his best season while pitching for the Expos in 1969, going 7-10 with a 3.94 ERA and sixContinue reading “Dan McGinn”

Swings and misses

Pete Stanicek played in 113 games for the Baltimore Orioles in 1987 and 1988. In 374 at bats he hit .243 with four home runs. He played professionally from 1985-1990. Dave Martinez spent 16 years in the majors, playing for the Chicago Cubs, Montreal Expos, Cincinnati Reds, San Francisco Giants, Chicago White Sox, Tampa BayContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Joe Johnson

Johnson pitched in 62 games for the Atlanta Braves and Toronto Blue Jays from 1985-1987. In 327.1 innings he went 20-18 with a 4.48 ERA. Johnson’s best stretch in the big leagues came in 1986 after the Braves traded him to the Blue Jays for Jim Acker. Johnson made 15 starts for Toronto and wentContinue reading “Joe Johnson”

Eric Bell

Bell pitched in parts of six seasons for the Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians and Houston Astros. In 68 games he posted a 15-18 record with a 5.18 ERA. Bell played from 1985-1987 with Baltimore, then spent the next four seasons in the minor leagues, before resurfacing with the Indians in 1991. He appeared in sevenContinue reading “Eric Bell”

Skip Pitlock

Pitlock pitched in 59 games for the San Francisco Giants and Chicago White Sox between 1970 and 1975. In 192.2 innings he posted an 8-8 record with a 4.53 ERA. Pitlock was up with the Giants in 1970 and won five games. He did not return to majors until 1974, with Chicago. He won threeContinue reading “Skip Pitlock”