Dave LaPoint

LaPoint pitched for nine different teams during 12 years in the majors. In 294 games he posted an 80-86 record with a 4.02 ERA. LaPoint broke in with the Milwaukee Brewers in 1980, then went on to pitch for the St. Louis Cardinals, San Francisco Giants, Detroit Tigers, San Diego Padres, Chicago White Sox, PittsburghContinue reading “Dave LaPoint”

Tom Lawless

Lawless played for eight seasons with the Cincinnati Reds, Montreal Expos, St. Louis Cardinals and Toronto Blue Jays between 1982 and 1990. In 343 games he hit .207 with two home runs and 53 stolen bases. Lawless is the only player to ever be traded for Pete Rose (who he listed as his favorite playerContinue reading “Tom Lawless”

Mike Compton

Compton played in 47 games for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1970. He hit .164 with one home run in 110 at bats. Compton’s professional career stretched from 1965-1973. After his retirement, he became a minor-league manager and coach. Compton took San Diego Padre Danny Coombs deep in the first inning of their game on MayContinue reading “Mike Compton”

Charlie Kerfeld

Kerfeld pitched for four seasons in the majors, breaking in with the Houston Astros in 1985 and finishing with the Atlanta Braves in 1990. In 123 games, Kerfeld went 18-9 with a 4.20 ERA and nine saves. He finished fourth in the National League Rookie of the Year vote in 1986 when he posted anContinue reading “Charlie Kerfeld”

Lorenzo Gray

Gray played in 58 games for the Chicago White Sox from 1982-1983. In 106 at bats, he hit .208 with one home run. He played professionally from 1976-1985. Gray made his major league debut on July 8, 1982, at Comiskey Park against the Detroit Tigers. He entered the game as a pinch runner for VanceContinue reading “Lorenzo Gray”

Gary Green

Green played in 106 games for the San Diego Padres, Texas Rangers, and Cincinnati Reds between 1986 and 1992. In 180 career at bats he hit .222 with no home runs. Green appeared in 62 games for the 1990 Rangers and hit .216. He played professionally from 1985-1995. Green was a member of the UnitedContinue reading “Gary Green”

Bob Babcock

Babcock pitched in 39 games for the Texas Rangers from 1979-1981. In 57.1 innings he went 2-3 with a 3.92 ERA. Babcock was quite good for Texas in his final year with the team. He appeared in 19 games and had a 2.20 ERA in 28.2 innings. He pitched professionally from 1968-1984. Babcock pitched onceContinue reading “Bob Babcock”

Steve Fireovid

Fireovid pitched in 31 games for five different teams during parts of six seasons in the majors. He went 3-1 with a 3.39 ERA in 71.2 innings. He broke in with the San Diego Padres in 1981, then pitched for the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White Sox and Seattle Mariners before appearing in three games forContinue reading “Steve Fireovid”