Mickey Micelotta

Micelotta played in 17 games for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1954 and 1955. He had seven official big league at bats and did not get a hit. He did walk once and scored two runs. He played professionally from 1947-1961 and posted some solid numbers for various Phillies’ minor league teams, including hitting .297 withContinue reading “Mickey Micelotta”

Swings and misses

Paul Smith appeared in 223 games for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs, hitting .270 with seven home runs. He came up with the Pirates in 1953 and had the best year of his career, posting a .283 average with four home runs and 44 RBIs. Smith did not play in the majors (or theContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Bob Miller (Tigers)

Miller pitched in 86 big league games, going 6-8 with a 4.72 ERA for three different teams between 1953 and 1962. He was signed as a “bonus baby” by the Detroit Tigers which meant he immediately joined the big-league club as a 17-year old in 1953. He appeared in 13 games that year, getting hisContinue reading “Bob Miller (Tigers)”

Cloyd Boyer

The oldest of the Boyer brothers, Cloyd Boyer pitched for five seasons in the big leagues, posting a 20-23 record in 111 games. He came up with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1949 and appeared in three games. He was 7-7 with a career-low 3.52 ERA the next year for the Cards then went 6-6Continue reading “Cloyd Boyer”