Swings and misses

Perhaps better known as a manager, Bobby Valentine played for 10 seasons in the majors, hitting .260 with 12 home runs. His best year came with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1974 when he hit .274 and scored a career-high 42 runs. Valentine went on to manage the Texas Rangers, New York Mets and Boston […]

Swings and misses

Joe Simpson spent nine years playing in the majors with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Seattle Mariners and Kansas City Royals. In 605 games he hit .242 with nine home runs. He is notable as Gaylord Perry’s 3000th strikeout victim. Following his playing career, Simpson became a broadcaster. He has called Atlanta Braves games since 1992 […]

Swings and misses

Guy Sularz played in 108 games for the San Francisco Giants between 1980-1983, hitting .218 with one home run. He appeared in 63 games for the Giants in 1982 and hit .228 with his lone home run coming on August 24 off Hall of Famer Ferguson Jenkins, who was pitching for the Chicago Cubs. Bill […]

Swings and misses

A member of the 1986 World Series winners, Doug Sisk pitching for nine years in the big leagues, going 22-20 with 33 saves. He spent the first six years of his career with the New York Mets. Pitching exclusively out of the bullpen, Sisk saved 11 games in 1983 and 15 more in 1984. He […]

Swings and misses

From 1979-1987, Randy Niemann pitched in parts of eight seasons in the majors, winning seven games and saving three more. He came up with the Houston Astros and pitched in 26 games as a rookie. He made seven starts that year for Houston and threw two shutouts while picking up three wins and a save. […]

Swings and misses

Rick Waits pitched for 12 seasons in the big leagues, going 79-92 with a 4.25 ERA. He pitched one game for the Texas Rangers in 1973 before joining the Cleveland Indians in 1975. He won 13 games for the Tribe in 1978, then 16 more in 1979. He was again a 13-game winner in 1980, […]

Swings and misses

Joe Pettini played in 188 games for the San Francisco Giants during the 1980-1983 seasons. He hit .203 with one home run while serving as a utility infielder. His best season was his rookie year when he played in 63 games and hit .232 with his lone home run. Following his playing career, Pettini was […]