Swings and misses

One of the 100-oldest-living players, Tommy Brown spent nine seasons playing in the majors. He came up as a 16-year old with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1944 and stuck around for 1945 as well. With World War II over, Brown was out of pro ball in 1946 but came back to the Dodgers the following […]

Swings and misses

One of the 100-oldest-living players, Howie Judson went 17-37 with 14 saves over seven seasons in the majors. He lost 14 games for the Chicago White Sox in 1949 but had a better year in 1950 when he appeared in 46 games and posted a 3.94 ERA. The White Sox sent him to the Cincinnati […]

Swings and misses

One of the 100 oldest living players, Hal Naragon┬áspent 10 years playing in the majors for the Cleveland Indians, Washington Senators and Minnesota Twins. He appeared in 424 big league games, posting a .266 batting average with six career home runs. While he did not answer our questions he did send back one extra baseball […]

Swings and misses

Six more cards came back signed without questionnaires while another came back without a signature or a survey. Here’s a roundup of our recent failures. One of the Baltimore Orioles most reliable relievers, Tippy Martinez pitched for 14 years in the majors, saving 115 games and winning another 55. Martinez went 9-3 with 21 saves […]

Swings and misses

These four cards came back signed, but without letters. I also received a couple letters without cards, which makes it pretty hard to identify just who sent them. But we will deal with those later. For now let’s look at this week’s swings and misses. Mickey Stanley won the Gold Glove four times and finished […]

Swings and misses

I am happy to say these are getting fewer and further between. But still, they happen. You can’t hit a home run every time. Here are four more players who signed the card but did not fill out the questionnaire. We shall start with Omar Moreno, mostly because he played for the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates […]

Swings and misses

It has been a while since we’ve done one of these, but we got a bunch of letters back in the mail this weekend so now seemed like a good time. These cards came back with signatures, but no surveys. Andy Etchebarren caught for 15 years in the major leagues, mostly for the Baltimore Orioles, […]