A two-time all-star, Gruber played for 10 years, all but one of them for the Toronto Blue Jays, from 1984-1994. In 939 games, he hit .259 with 117 home runs while winning a Gold Glove and Silver Slugger award. Gruber first arrived in the big leagues in 1984 but had to wait until 1987 toContinue reading “Kelly Gruber”
Bonner played in 61 games for the Baltimore Orioles between 1980-1983. In 108 at bats, he hit .194 with no home runs. He was called up for 10 games in 1981 instead of future Hall of Famer Cal Ripken. He responded by hitting .296 and scoring six runs, which would go down as his mostContinue reading “Bob Bonner”
Robidoux played for six years in the majors, hitting .209 with five home runs for the Milwaukee Brewers, Chicago White Sox and Boston Red Sox between 1985-1990. He never played in more than 56 games in a season and his best year at the plate came that year when he hit .227 with 21 RBIsContinue reading “Billy Jo Robidoux”
Lucky 13 letters in the mail today, going to: Mike Stanton, Daryl Sconiers, Mike Ramsey, Mike O’Berry, Mark Langston, Thomas Howard, Brad Gulden, Doug Corbett, Doug Brocail, Johnny Briggs, Mike Armstrong, Bill Swift and Mike Warren.
Meyer pitched in 34 games for the Houston Astros between 1988-1990. In 50-and-2/3 innings, Meyer went 0-5 with two saves and a 2.84 ERA. Despite losing four games, 1990 was Meyer’s best season as he had a 2.21 ERA in 20 innings for the Astros. Meyer pitched his first game on September 3, 1988, atContinue reading “Brian Meyer”
An all star as a rookie in 1983, Dawley pitched for seven seasons in the majors, going 27-30 with a 3.42 ERA for the Houston Astros, Chicago White Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies and Oakland A’s from 1983-1989. He came up and made an immediate impact for Houston, going 6-6 with a 2.82 ERAContinue reading “Bill Dawley”
Ten letters in the mail today, going to: David Justice, Ryan Klesko, Marvis Foley, Jeff Brantley, Mike Blowers, Mike Mussina, Dave Martinez, Bobby Witt, Harold Reynolds and Bruce Ruffin.
Kipper pitched for eight seasons in the majors, coming up with the California Angels in 1985, then with the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1985-1991 and finally with the Minnesota Twins in 1992. In 271 games he went 27-37 with a 4.34 ERA. While he began his career as a starter, Kipper’s best seasons came while workingContinue reading “Bob Kipper”
An all-star in 1994, Alvarez won 102 games during a 14-year career that saw him pitch from 1989-2005. He arrived in the majors as a 19-year old with the Texas Rangers but made his mark with the Chicago White Sox a couple years later. Alvarez went 15-8 with a 2.94 ERA for Chicago in 1993Continue reading “Wilson Alvarez”
Ten letters in the mail today, going to: Bobby Meacham, Bill Wegman, Scott Terry, Duke Sims, Gary Sheffield, Bobby Schultz, Rick Lysander, Todd Hundley, Dennis Cook and George Canale.