Swings and misses

Chuck Porter pitched for the Milwaukee Brewers from 1981-1985. In 54 games he went 13-13 with a 4.14 ERA. He won six games and had a 3.87 ERA in 1984, which was his best year in the majors. The brother of Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Billy Ripken spent 12 years in the majors, playingContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Gary Varsho

Varsho played for four teams during eight seasons in the majors. In 571 games he hit .244 with 10 home runs. He had his best year while playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1991. In 99 games he hit .273 with four home runs, nine stolen bases, 23 runs scored and 23 RBIs. All ofContinue reading “Gary Varsho”

Dennis Rasmussen

Dennis Rasmussen pitched for 12 years in the majors, breaking in with the San Diego Padres in 1983 and finishing with the Kansas City Royals in 1995. In between, he posted six double-digit win seasons, including going 18-6 for the New York Yankees in 1986. He won 13 games the next year, which he splitContinue reading “Dennis Rasmussen”

Dion James

James spent 11 years in the majors, playing for the Milwaukee Brewers, Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees. He broke in with the Brewers in 1983 for an 11-game cup of coffee. He was back the next season and played in 128 games while hitting .295 and swiping 10 bases, making him theContinue reading “Dion James”

Luis Alicea

Alicea spent 13 years in the majors. He hit .260 with 47 home runs while playing for the St. Louis Cardinals, Boston Red Sox, Anaheim Angels, Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals between 1988-2002. Alicea primarily played second base and was a starter for most of his career. He had his best year while withContinue reading “Luis Alicea”

Swings and misses

The starting third baseman for the Pittsburgh Pirates teams of the early 1990’s, Jeff King spent 11 years in the big leagues and hit .256 with 154 home runs. He had his best year in 1996 when he hit .271 with 30 home runs, 111 RBIs and 91 runs scored for Pittsburgh. They traded him,Continue reading “Swings and misses”

Bryan Little

Little played for five seasons in the majors, hitting .245 with three home runs in 327 games. He broke in with the Montreal Expos in 1982 and stayed there until 1985 when he was traded to the Chicago White Sox. He split the 1986 season between the ChiSox and the New York Yankees. That wouldContinue reading “Bryan Little”

John Wehner

Wehner played for 11 seasons for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Florida Marlins from 1991-2001. In 461 games he hit .249 with four home runs. Wehner hit .308 in 52 games for the Pirates in 1995 but had his most productive season the following year when he hit .259 while setting career highs in RBIs (13)Continue reading “John Wehner”