Phil Garner

A three-time all star, Garner spent 16 seasons playing in the majors. He broke in with the Oakland A’s in 1973 and had his first all-star season in 1976. Oakland dealt him to the Pittsburgh Pirates the following year and Garner responded with what was probably the best offensive season of his career. He hit […]

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 […]

Doug Rader

A five-time Gold Glove winner, Rader played 11 years in the major leagues, posting a .251 batting average and hitting 155 home runs along the way. He arrived with the Houston Astros in 1967 and stayed with the team until he was dealt to San Diego in 1975. Nicknamed the Red Rooster because of his […]