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”

Dick Drago

Drago won 108 games during a 13-year major league career. He was most effective as a starter for the Kansas City Royals, the team he came up with in 1969. He won 11 games as a rookie then went 17-11 with a 2.98 ERA in 1971. His performance earned him fifth place in the AmericanContinue reading “Dick Drago”

Doug DeCinces

DeCinces blasted 237 home runs during a 15-year career that began in 1973 and concluded in 1987. He had a taste of the big leagues in 1973 when he broke in with the Baltimore Orioles. He continued to shuffle between the minors and the majors for the next two seasons but became the Orioles everydayContinue reading “Doug DeCinces”

Brock Davis

Davis had 543 major-league at bats for three different teams between the years of 1963-1972. He played in the bigs for six of those 10 seasons, coming up with the Houston Colt .45’s as a 19-year old in 1963 and finishing with the Milwaukee Brewers in 1972. He posted a .260 career average with oneContinue reading “Brock Davis”

John D’Acquisto

Sporting News’ Rookie Pitcher of the Year in 1974, D’Acquisto pitched for 10 seasons in the big leagues, mostly for the San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres. He had his best season as a rookie for the Giants in what was his second year in the big leagues. He came up in 1973 andContinue reading “John D’Acquisto”

Dave Duncan

Before becoming Tony LaRussa’s right-hand man, Duncan caught for 11 seasons in the big leagues, mostly for the Kansas City/Oakland A’s, but also for the Cleveland Indians and Baltimore Orioles. He came up as an 18-year old with Kansas City in 1964, appearing in 25 games before going to the minors. Duncan spent the nextContinue reading “Dave Duncan”