Pete Ladd

The Milwaukee Brewers closer in 1983, Ladd pitched for six years in the big leagues, going 17-23 with 39 saves for the Brewers, Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners. He came up with the Astros in 1979 and pitched in 10 games before returning to the minors for the next two seasons. Ladd resurfaced in the […]

Randy Lerch

Lerch won 60 games over an 11-year career that saw him pitch from 1975-1986 for the Philadelphia Phillies, Milwaukee Brewers, Montreal Expos and San Francisco Giants. Lerch strung together three straight years with at least 10 wins for the Phillies (1977-1979) but then lost 14 games in 1981 and Philadelphia ended up trading him to […]

Swings and misses

Hall of Fame manager Tony LaRussa spent six years as a reserve infielder in the majors, playing for the Kansas City/Oakland A’s, Atlanta Braves and Chicago Cubs from 1963-1973. In 132 games he hit .199 with no home runs. His busiest year was 1970 with Oakland. He played in 52 games that season and hit […]

Gary Lucas

Lucas pitched for eight seasons in the majors, breaking in with the San Diego Padres in 1980 and finishing with the California Angels in 1987. He compiled a 29-44 record with 63 saves and a 3.01 ERA. Lucas only made 18 starts in his career and all of them came in his rookie season. By […]

Greg Luzinski

A four-time all star, Luzinski played for 15 years in the majors, hitting .276 with 307 home runs and 1,128 RBIs for the Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago White Sox. He came up as a 19-year old for Philadelphia in 1970 and became the team’s starting left fielder two years later. Luzinski slugged 29 home runs […]

Leron Lee

Lee played for eight years in the big leagues, hitting .250 with 31 home runs for four teams from 1969-1976. He broke in with the St. Louis Cardinals, but had his best year for the San Diego Padres in 1972. He hit .300 that year while setting career highs in home runs (12), RBIs (47) […]