Mike Bielecki

Bielecki pitched for 14 years in the majors, going 70-73 with a 4.18 ERA for five different teams from 1984-1997. His best seasons came for the Chicago Cubs, who he pitched for from 1988-1991. He went 18-7 with a 3.14 ERA in 212.1 innings in 1989, then won 13 games for the team in 1991Continue reading “Mike Bielecki”

Rick Bosetti

Bosetti played for seven seasons in the majors, hitting .250 with 17 home runs for the Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, Toronto Blue Jays and Oakland A’s from 1976-1983. He played in 162 games for Toronto in 1979, leading the league in games played and hitting .260 with eight home runs. Rick Bosetti – careerContinue reading “Rick Bosetti”

Mike Bacsik

Bacsik pitched in 73 games during parts of five seasons in the big leagues. In 172-and-2/3 innings he compiled a 8-6 record with a 4.43 ERA. He pitched for the Texas Rangers from 1975-1977 and appeared in 23 games for the team in 1976. After spending 1978 in the minors, he came back up withContinue reading “Mike Bacsik”

Scott Bailes

Bailes pitched for nine seasons in the majors, going 39-44 with a 4.95 ERA for the Cleveland Indians, California Angels and Texas Rangers. He came up with Cleveland in 1986 and won 10 games and saved another seven while pitching mostly in relief for the Tribe. He continued shifting between the rotation and the bullpenContinue reading “Scott Bailes”

Jeff Ballard

Ballard pitched for seven years in the big leagues, posting a 41-53 record with a 4.71 ERA in 197 games. He broke in with the Baltimore Orioles in 1987 and immediately became part of the team’s rotation. He enjoyed the best season of his career in 1989, going 18-8 with a 3.43 ERA in 215Continue reading “Jeff Ballard”

Alan Bannister

Bannister played for 12 seasons, serving as a utility man for five teams, from 1974-1985. In 972 games he hit .270 with 19 home runs and 108 stolen bases. Bannister broke in with the Philadelphia Phillies but did not see any serious action until he joined the Chicago White Sox in 1976. He hit .275Continue reading “Alan Bannister”

Larry Burright

From 1962-1964, Burright played in 159 games for the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets, hitting .205 with four home runs. The bulk of his playing time came for the Dodgers in his rookie year. He was the team’s starting second baseman for 109 games and played in 115 games total. He hit .205Continue reading “Larry Burright”

Howie Bedell

Bedell played in 67 games for the Milwaukee Braves and Philadelphia Phillies in 1962 and 1968. He hit .193 and did not have a home run. Most of Bedell’s MLB playing time came for the Braves in 1962. He appeared in 58 games for Milwaukee and hit .196 while scoring 15 runs. He played inContinue reading “Howie Bedell”

Swings and misses

Between 1962-1966 Larry Elliot appeared in 157 games for the Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Mets. In 437 at bats he hit .236 with 15 home runs. His best year came with the Mets in 1966 when he hit ..246 with five home runs and a career-high 32 RBIs in 65 games. The long-time OaklandContinue reading “Swings and misses”