Hartenstein appeared in 187 games in the majors over a period that stretched from 1966-1977. He was in the big leagues for just six of those years. Hartenstein came up with the Chicago Cubs in 1966 and had his best season the following year. He went 9-5 with 11 saves for the Cubs in 1967. […]
Carpin appeared in 49 big league games over a two-year span in the mid 1960’s. He came up with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1965, pitching in 39 games, compiling a record of 3-1 with three saves and a 3.18 ERA. He finished 13 games for the Pirates that season. He went to the Houston Astros […]
Getting back to work after a break for the holidays. Lots of letters in the mailbox when I got home, so there should be a lot of great content in the upcoming weeks. Had a few “return to senders” so I repurposed those and sent them to different players. Five letters going out today to: […]
Almost exclusively a relief pitcher, Linzy was one of the top bullpen arms in the National League during much of the 1960’s. He came up with San Francisco and pitched eight games in 1963 before returning to the minors for 1964. He was back with the Giants in 1965 and this time he stuck. He […]
Ten in the wind. Letters sent to Don Schwall, Rene Lachemann, Joe Gibbon, Ty Cline, Tito Fuentes, Larry Jaster, Dale Murphy, Chuck Crim, Tom Lawless and Wes Parker. Here’s hoping the all come back filled out and soon!
Culver went 48-49 with 23 saves and a 3.62 ERA during a nine-year stint in the big leagues. He came up with the Cleveland Indians in 1966 and finished with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1974. In between he pitched for the Cincinnati Reds, St. Louis Cardinals, Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers. His best year […]
With the good comes the bad and we did get some letters back this week without completed surveys. Despite the fact his son used to live behind my great-uncle, Don Buford declined to answer the survey, although he graciously signed the card. Buford was a solid player from 1963-1972, making the All-Star Team with the […]