Ron Cey

A six-time all star, Cey clubbed 316 home runs during a 17-year career that saw him play for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs and Oakland A’s. Nicknamed “The Penguin,” Cey finished sixth in the National League Rookie of the Year vote in 1973, his first year as the Dodgers’ third baseman. He remained atContinue reading “Ron Cey”

Pat Corrales

Corrales had a nine-year run as a backup catcher for the Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds and San Diego Padres from 1964-1973. He appeared in 300 games, hitting .216 with four home runs. He never played more than 63 games in a season. This happened in 1965 with the Phillies when he hitContinue reading “Pat Corrales”

Cliff Cook

Cook played in 163 major league games, hitting .201 with seven home runs for the Cincinnati Reds and New York Mets. After hitting 32 home runs in the minors in 1959, Cook was promoted to the Reds and hit .381 in nine games. Unfortunately he was never able to replicate that success. His average droppedContinue reading “Cliff Cook”

Roger Craig

One of the last living Brooklyn Dodgers, Craig pitched for 12 years in the big leagues, putting together a 74-98 career mark. He broke in with Brooklyn in 1955, going 5-3 with two saves and a 2.78 ERA. He started 32 games for the Dodgers the next year, winning 12. His best year came afterContinue reading “Roger Craig”

John Castino

The American League Rookie of the Year in 1979, Castino played for six seasons in the majors, hitting .278 with 41 home runs. His career was cut short by back problems that forced him to retire in 1984, but in the five full seasons he played he was one of the better infielders in theContinue reading “John Castino”

Ray Crone

Crone spent most of his adult life in professional baseball, first as a player and then as a scout. He first arrived in the majors in 1954 with the Milwaukee Braves. He pitched in 19 games that year for Milwaukee, going 1-0 with a 2.02 ERA. He made 15 starts for the Braves in 1955Continue reading “Ray Crone”

Jim Colborn

An all-star in 1973, Colborn went 83-88 during 10 years in the majors. He was 20-12 for the Milwaukee Brewers in 1973, earning his lone All-Star Game appearance and finishing sixth in the Cy Young vote. The Brewers eventually sent Colborn to the Kansas City Royals where he won 18 games in 1977. He alsoContinue reading “Jim Colborn”

Bill Castro

Castro pitched for 10 years in the majors, coming up with the Milwaukee Brewers in 1974 and finishing with the Kansas City Royals in 1983. Used almost exclusively out of the bullpen, he went 31-26 with 45 saves over his career which also included a brief stint with the New York Yankees in 1981. HisContinue reading “Bill Castro”

Mike Caldwell

The American League Comeback Player of the Year in 1978, Caldwell won 137 games over 14 years in the majors. He came up with the San Diego Padres in 1971 and bounced around the big leagues for the next seven seasons. He went 14-5 for the San Francisco Giants in 1974 but struggled the followingContinue reading “Mike Caldwell”

Dave Chalk

A two-time all star, Chalk spent nine years playing in the majors. He came up with the California Angels in 1973 and was an all star the very next year. Splitting time between third base and shortstop, Chalk hit .252 with five home runs and 10 stolen bases in 1974. He became California’s full-time thirdContinue reading “Dave Chalk”