Bill Dawley

An all star as a rookie in 1983, Dawley pitched for seven seasons in the majors, going 27-30 with a 3.42 ERA for the Houston Astros, Chicago White Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies and Oakland A’s from 1983-1989. He came up and made an immediate impact for Houston, going 6-6 with a 2.82 ERAContinue reading “Bill Dawley”

John Dopson

Dopson went 30-47 over eight seasons spent pitching for the Montreal Expos, Boston Red Sox and California Angels between 1985 and 1994. In 725 innings of work, he compiled a 4.27 ERA and one save. His best season came for Boston in 1989 when he won 12 games and had a 3.99 ERA in 169Continue reading “John Dopson”

Jody Davis

A two-time all star, Davis spent 10 years playing for the Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves. In 1,082 games he hit .245 with 127 home runs. He broke in with the Cubs in 1981 and became the team’s starting catcher the next season. He hit .274 with 24 home runs, 84 RBIs and 56 runsContinue reading “Jody Davis”

Bob Davis

Davis spent parts of eight seasons playing in the big leagues. He broke in with the San Diego Padres in 1973 and finished with the California Angels in 1981. In 290 games, Davis hit .197 with six home runs. His best year came for the Toronto Blue Jays in 1980 when he caught 89 gamesContinue reading “Bob Davis”

Duffy Dyer

In 14 years in the big leagues Dyer hit .221 with 30 home runs. Predominately a backup catcher, he broke in with the New York Mets in 1968 and went on to play for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Montreal Expos and Detroit Tigers. He appeared in a career-high 94 games for the Mets in 1972 andContinue reading “Duffy Dyer”

Steve Dillard

Dillard spent eight seasons as a utility infielder for four teams, hitting .243 with 13 career home runs. He came up with the Boston Red Sox in 1975 and hit .275 in 57 games the following year. After spending a year with the Detroit Tigers, Dillard joined the Chicago Cubs in 1979 and saw actionContinue reading “Steve Dillard”

Jim Derrington

A Chicago White Sox bonus baby, Derrington pitched in 21 games for Chicago during the 1956-1957 seasons. He went 0-2 with a 5.23 ERA before being sent to the minors. He was 16-years old when he joined the White Sox in 1956. He appeared in just one game that year, pitching six innings in aContinue reading “Jim Derrington”

Dave Dravecky

An all star in 1983, Dravecky pitched for eight years in the big leagues before cancer in his pitching arm ended his career. He came up with the San Diego Padres in 1982 and was effective as both a starter and a reliever. He started all 28 games he pitched in the following year, goingContinue reading “Dave Dravecky”

Billy DeMars

DeMars played in 80 big-league games, hitting .237 with 29 runs scored and 14 RBIs. He came up with the Philadelphia A’s in 1948 and played in 18 games while hitting .172. He returned to the minors in 1949 but came back to the majors in 1950 when he got into 61 games for theContinue reading “Billy DeMars”