Swings and misses

Bobby Ramos spent parts of six seasons in the majors. He played for the Montreal Expos, and briefly for the New York Yankees, between 1978-1984. In 103 career games, he hit .190 with four home runs. Ramos had a successful run as a minor league manager, and later a coach, following his playing career. MikeContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Eric Raich

The first player selected in Major League Baseball’s 1972 January draft, Raich pitched in 19 games for the Cleveland Indians, going 7-8 with a 5.85 ERA, from 1975-1976. Most of Raich’s MLB career happened in his rookie season as he pitched in 18 games that year. He won seven of them, but had a 5.54Continue reading “Eric Raich”

Dennis Rasmussen

Dennis Rasmussen pitched for 12 years in the majors, breaking in with the San Diego Padres in 1983 and finishing with the Kansas City Royals in 1995. In between, he posted six double-digit win seasons, including going 18-6 for the New York Yankees in 1986. He won 13 games the next year, which he splitContinue reading “Dennis Rasmussen”

Floyd Rayford

Rayford spent seven years in the majors, playing for the Baltimore Orioles and St. Louis Cardinals between 1980-1987. He played in eight games for Baltimore in 1980, then returned to the minors for the 1981 season. He was back with the big club the following year and stuck around in the big leagues for theContinue reading “Floyd Rayford”

Billy Jo Robidoux

Robidoux played for six years in the majors, hitting .209 with five home runs for the Milwaukee Brewers, Chicago White Sox and Boston Red Sox between 1985-1990. He never played in more than 56 games in a season and his best year at the plate came that year when he hit .227 with 21 RBIsContinue reading “Billy Jo Robidoux”

Jeff Reardon

A four-time all star, Reardon pitched for 16 years in the majors, posting a 73-77 record with 367 saves and a 3.16 ERA. He first came up with the New York Mets in 1979 and was dealt to the Montreal Expos in 1981. His career took off in Montreal as he became the team’s closerContinue reading “Jeff Reardon”

Bert Roberge

Roberge pitched for six years in the big leagues, going 12-12 with 10 saves and a 3.98 ERA. He came up with the Houston Astros in 1979 and appeared in 26 games, getting his first three wins in the process. He continued to make sporadic appearances for Houston though the 1982 season. He joined theContinue reading “Bert Roberge”

Jerry Reuss

A two-time all star, Reuss won 220 games during 22 seasons pitching in the big leagues. From 1969-1990, he pitched for eight different teams and the Pittsburgh Pirates twice. He came up with the Cardinals and was a 14-game winner for them in 1971. After spending two years with the Houston Astros, Reuss joined theContinue reading “Jerry Reuss”

Gary Roenicke

Roenicke played for 12 years in the majors, hitting .247 with 121 home runs for the Montreal Expos, Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves. He had a cup of coffee with Montreal in 1976, then came back up to the big leagues with Baltimore in 1978. He turned in a strong season forContinue reading “Gary Roenicke”

Bruce Robbins

Robbins went 7-5 during two seasons spent with the Detroit Tigers. He came up as a 19-year old for the Tigers in 1979 and made eight starts, going 3-3 with a 3.91 ERA. However, he could not maintain his solid start and saw his ERA skyrocket to 6.62 in 1980. He did win four gamesContinue reading “Bruce Robbins”