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”

Geoff Combe

Combe pitched in 18 games for the Cincinnati Reds in 1980 and 1981. In 24.1 innings he posted one win, 19 strikeouts and an 8.51 ERA. Combe made no big league starts, but did finish six games for the Reds in 1981. He pitched professionally from 1975-1982. Combe fanned Dodgers legends Baker, Garvey and CeyContinue reading “Geoff Combe”

Wes Chamberlain

Chamberlain played for six years in the majors, breaking in with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1990 and finishing with the Boston Red Sox in 1995. In 385 games he hit .260 with 38 home runs. He had a strong showing for the Phillies in 1991 as he hit .240 with 13 home runs, 50 RBIsContinue reading “Wes Chamberlain”

Casey Candaele

Candaele played for nine years in the majors, hitting .250 with 11 home runs for the Montreal Expos, Houston Astros and Cleveland Indians between 1986-1997. Candaele hit .277 for Montreal as a rookie in 1987 and finished fourth in the National League Rookie of the Year vote. He had his best year at the plateContinue reading “Casey Candaele”

Doug Corbett

An all-star in 1981, Corbett pitched for the Minnesota Twins, California Angels and Baltimore Orioles during an eight-year major league career. Corbett was third in the American League Rookie of the Year vote in 1980, posting a 8-6 mark with 23 saves and a 1.98 ERA for the Twins. He was an all-star the nextContinue reading “Doug Corbett”

Cris Carpenter

Carpenter went 27-22 with a 3.91 ERA during eight years in the big leagues. He came up with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1988 and won 10 games pitching out of the bullpen for the team in 1991. His best year, however, might have been the next one. Once again working exclusively out of theContinue reading “Cris Carpenter”

Bernie Carbo

The 1970 Sporting News Rookie of the Year, Carbo played for 12 years in the majors, breaking in with the Cincinnati Reds and finishing with the Pittsburgh Pirates. In 1,010 games he hit .264 with 96 home runs. He played in four games for the Reds in 1969, then took over as the team’s startingContinue reading “Bernie Carbo”

Don Carrithers

Carrithers pitched for eight years in the big leagues, breaking in with the San Francisco Giants in 1970 and finishing with the Minnesota Twins in 1977. In 165 games he compiled a 28-32 record with a 4.45 ERA. The best years of his career came while he was pitching for the Montreal Expos. He wonContinue reading “Don Carrithers”

Jim Campbell

Campbell played in 82 games for the Houston Colt .45’s during the first two years of the franchise’s existence (1962-1963). In 244 at bats, he hit .221 with seven home runs while serving as a catcher for the team. Campbell’s best year was his second, when he hit .222 with four home runs and 19Continue reading “Jim Campbell”