Eleven letters in the mail, going to: Chuck Knoblauch, JT Snow, Reggie Sanders, Arthur Rhodes, Jim Poole, Jeff Huson, Rex Hudler, Darren Holmes, Jeremy Hernandez, Chris Hammond and Ken Griffey, Jr.
Oberkfell spent 16 years playing in the big leagues. In 1,602 games he hit .278 with 29 home runs. He came up with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1977 and became the team’s starting second baseman in 1979. Oberkfell enjoyed some great seasons for the Redbirds, hitting around .300 every year. He hit .301 inContinue reading “Ken Oberkfell”
Lots of letters going out today, 19 to be exact! They are headed to: Eli Grba, Marty Kutyna, Ben Johnson, Bob Saverine, Russ Snyder, Fred Valentine, Gordie Windhorn, Dan Dobbek, Tom Filer, Maury Wills, Bump Wills, Joe Charboneau, Ted Wills, Jack Clark, Scott McGregor, Joe Hicks, JC Martin, Chuck Cottier and Don Gile.
A five-time all star, Otis starred for the Kansas City Royals through the 1970’s and into the 1980’s. He came up with the New York Mets in 1967 but was traded to Kansas City following the 1969 season. The Royals made him their starting center fielder and he blossomed with the team, making his firstContinue reading “Amos Otis”
A three-time all star, Oglivie spent 16 years patrolling major league outfields for the Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers and most notably, the Milwaukee Brewers. He came up with the Red Sox in 1971, then was dealt to the Tigers in 1973. A couple years later he was a regular for Detroit. He hit 21Continue reading “Ben Oglivie”
Trying to catch up on the outgoing mail, so we put together a big batch for the mailman today. Letters going to: Larry Herndon, Greg Pryor, Larry Parrish, Hosken Powell, Lou Pinella, Dave Parker, Bob Horner, George Hendrick, Steve Henderson, Skip Lockwood, Bob Lacey, Ron LeFlore, Mike Lum, Von Joshua, Randy Jones, Odell Jones andContinue reading “Outgoing …”
A catcher, Oldis played in 135 major league games between 1953-1963. He spent 1953-1955 with the Washington Senators. He played for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1960 and 1961 and for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1962-1963. He got into the most games during the last two seasons of his career, playing in 85 games for Philadelphia.Continue reading “Bob Oldis”
The starting catcher for the world champion 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates, Ott played eight seasons in the big leagues, almost exclusively for the Pirates, from 1974-1981. He appeared in just 39 games during the first three years of that run, but saw action in 104 games in 1977. He hit .269 with a career-high nine homeContinue reading “Ed Ott”
Oliver spent parts of seven seasons in the major leagues, playing mostly for the Los Angeles Dodgers as well as the San Francisco Giants, New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs. He broke into the big leagues with Los Angeles in 1963 and played in 99 games in 1964. He posted most of his career highsContinue reading “Nate Oliver”
Osteen won 196 games in an impressive career that stretched from 1957-1975. He came up with the Cincinnati Reds in 1957 at the age of 17 and pitched in three games. He spent 1958 in the minors before getting into another couple games in 1959. This pattern continued to repeat itself for Osteen until 1962Continue reading “Claude Osteen”