Steve Busby

A two-time all star and the author of two no-hitters, Busby was one of the best pitchers in baseball for three years before arm injuries knocked his career off course. He pitched in five games for the Kansas City Royals in 1972, then won 16 games in 1973, helping him finish third in the AmericanContinue reading “Steve Busby”

Jim Beattie

Beattie won 52 games during nine years in the majors, pitching for the New York Yankees and Seattle Mariners from 1978-1986. He spent his first two seasons with the Yankees and had a 3.73 ERA in 128 innings as a rookie. New York dealt him to the Mariners in 1980 and he enjoyed the bestContinue reading “Jim Beattie”

Larry Biittner

Biittner spent 14 years playing in the majors, hitting .273 with 29 career home runs. He came up with the Washington Senators in 1970 and moved with the team to Texas in 1972. He played in 137 games for the Rangers during their first year in Arlington and hit his first three career home runs.Continue reading “Larry Biittner”

Ray Burris

Burris won 108 games in a 15-year career that began in 1973 and concluded in 1987. He broke in with the Chicago Cubs and by 1975 was a mainstay in their rotation. He won 15 games that year, then 15 more in 1976 and 14 in 1977. However, he would not reach double-digit wins againContinue reading “Ray Burris”

Cloyd Boyer

The oldest of the Boyer brothers, Cloyd Boyer pitched for five seasons in the big leagues, posting a 20-23 record in 111 games. He came up with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1949 and appeared in three games. He was 7-7 with a career-low 3.52 ERA the next year for the Cards then went 6-6Continue reading “Cloyd Boyer”

Dick Bokelmann

Bokelmann pitched in 34 games for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1951-1953. He pitched in 20 games his rookie season and had some success, putting together a 3-3 record with 3 saves in 20 games. He made his lone career start that season and had an ERA of 3.78. However, his ERA ballooned to 9.24Continue reading “Dick Bokelmann”

Bruce Brubaker

Brubaker pitched in just two major league games, the first for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1967 and the second for the Milwaukee Brewers in 1970. He did not fare well either time,  logging a total of 3.1 innings while allowing five runs. Still, he got on a baseball card, which is more than mostContinue reading “Bruce Brubaker”