Swings and misses

A two-time all star, Jimmie Hall played for eight years in the majors, hitting .254 with 121 home runs for the Minnesota Twins, California Angels, Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees, Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves from 1963-1970. Hall blasted 33 home runs for the Twins as a rookie and finished third in the American LeagueContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

Mike Barlow pitched for seven seasons in the majors, playing for the St. Louis Cardinals, Houston Astros, California Angels and Toronto Blue Jays from 1975-1981. In 133 games he posted a 10-6 record with a 4.63 ERA and six saves. Mike Griffin appeared in 67 games for the New York Yankees, Chicago Cubs, San DiegoContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

Max Venable spent 12 years in the majors, playing for the San Francisco Giants, Montreal Expos, Cincinnati Reds, and California Angels from 1979-1991. In 727 games, he hit .241 with 18 home runs. Chris Pittaro played in 53 games for the Detroit Tigers and Minnesota Twins from 1985-1987. In 95 at bats he hit .221.Continue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

Jay Aldrich pitched in 62 games for the Milwaukee Brewers, Atlanta Braves, and Baltimore Orioles between 1987 and 1990. In 108.2 innings he posted a 6-5 record with two saves and a 4.72 ERA. Tom Newell saw action in two games for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1987. He pitched one inning and gave up fourContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

Ken Gerhart played three seasons for the Baltimore Orioles, hitting .221 with 24 home runs in 215 games from 1986-1988. He was a starting outfielder for the team his final two years and hit 14 home runs in 1987. However, Gerhart was hit on the wrist by a pitch that season and the injury eventuallyContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

Randy Johnson appeared in 101 games for the Chicago White Sox and Minnesota Twins in 1980 and 1982. In 254 at bats he hit .244 with 10 home runs. He played professionally from 1979-1985. Curt Wardle pitched in 52 games for the Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins from 1984-1985. He compiled an 8-9 record withContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

Jaime Cocanower pitched in 79 games for the Milwaukee Brewers from 1983-1986. In 365.2 innings he posted a 16-25 record with a 3.99 ERA. He made 27 starts for Milwaukee in 1984 and went 8-16 with a 4.02 ERA. John Stefero played in 79 games for the Baltimore Orioles and Montreal Expos between 1983 andContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

Dave Owen played in 92 games for the Chicago Cubs and Kansas City Royals between 1983 and 1988. In 139 at bats, he hit .194 with one home run. He is the older brother of former major league shortstop Spike Owen. Dave Meier appeared in 145 games for the Minnesota Twins, Texas Rangers and ChicagoContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

Dwight Bernard pitched in 115 games for the New York Mets and Milwaukee Brewers between 1978 and 1982. In 176 innings, he posted a 4-8 record with a 4.14 ERA and six saves, all of which he got in his last season as a major leaguer, 1982, while working for Milwaukee. An all star inContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

Bob James pitched for eight seasons in the majors, coming up with the Montreal Expos in 1978 and finishing with the Chicago White Sox in 1987. He was just 19 when he got his first taste of the big leagues and did not arrive for good until 1983, a year he split between the DetroitContinue reading “Swings and misses”