Cook played in 163 major league games, hitting .201 with seven home runs for the Cincinnati Reds and New York Mets. After hitting 32 home runs in the minors in 1959, Cook was promoted to the Reds and hit .381 in nine games. Unfortunately he was never able to replicate that success. His average dropped […]
Between 1975-1978, Warthen pitched in 83 big-league games, going 12-21 with a 4.31 ERA for the Montreal Expos, Philadelphia Phillies and Houston Astros. He broke in with Montreal and went 8-5 with three saves and a 3.11 ERA as a rookie. It would be the best year of his career as he set career-highs with […]
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.
Fran Healy caught for nine seasons in the majors, mostly as a reserve for the San Francisco Giants, Kansas City Royals and New York Yankees. He had one season as a starter, playing 139 games for the Royals in 1974. He hit .252 with nine home runs, 53 RBIs and 59 runs scored that year. […]
Verhoeven pitched for four seasons in the big leagues, going 3-8 with a 3.79 ERA in 99 games. He came up with the California Angels in 1976 and pitched in 21 games, picking up his four career saves that season. Verhoeven made nine total appearances for the Angels and Chicago White Sox in 1977 then […]
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 first […]
Burris won 108 games in a 15-year career that began in 1973 and concluded in 1987. He broke in with the Chicago Cubs and by 1975 was a mainstay in their rotation. He won 15 games that year, then 15 more in 1976 and 14 in 1977. However, he would not reach double-digit wins again […]