Bob Veale

A two-time all star, Veale pitched for 13 seasons in the majors, going 120-95 with a 3.07 ERA and 1,703 strikeouts while pitching for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Boston Red Sox from 1962-1974. He joined the Pirates’ rotation in 1964 and started a string of seven straight seasons where he won 10 or more games.Continue reading “Bob Veale”

John Valentin

Valentin spent 11 seasons playing in the majors, mostly for the Boston Red Sox, from 1992-2002. In 1,105 games he hit .279 with 124 home runs. He spent almost his entire career in Boston, with the exception being his final season when he played for the New York Mets. Valentin was a starter for theContinue reading “John Valentin”

Ed Vande Berg

From 1982-1988 Vande Berg pitched for four different teams, going 25-28 with a 3.92 ERA and 22 saves. He came up with the Seattle Mariners and enjoyed the best year of his career as a rookie. Vande Berg won nine games in 1982 for Seattle while pitching in a league-high 78 contests. He posted aContinue reading “Ed Vande Berg”

Fred Valentine

Valentine played seven seasons in the majors, breaking in with the Baltimore Orioles in 1959 and finishing with the same team in 1968. In between he spent five years with the Washington Senators, where he saw the bulk of his major-league action. He hit .276 with 16 home runs, 22 stolen bases and 77 runsContinue reading “Fred Valentine”

John Verhoeven

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 thenContinue reading “John Verhoeven”

Jose Valdivielso

Between 1955-1961, Valdivielso played in 401 games, all for the Washington Senators/Minnesota Twins, hitting .219 with nine home runs. He hit .221 in 94 games as a rookie, then hit .236 in 1956. He spent the next two seasons in the minors before returning to the Senators in 1959. He was the team’s starting shortstopContinue reading “Jose Valdivielso”

Bill Virdon

The 1955 Rookie of the Year, Virdon spent 11 years in the major leagues, playing for the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates through the 1965 season. He also appeared in six games for the 1968 Pirates, three years after his last major league appearance. Virdon’s first season was his best. In his only fullContinue reading “Bill Virdon”