Swings and misses

The Rookie of the Year in 1969, Lou Piniella spent 18 years playing in the majors, most notably for the New York Yankees. He was with the Kansas City Royals, however, when he hit .282 with 11 home runs to claim top rookie honors. Piniella went on to play in one All-Star Game and finishContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

One of the 100-oldest-living players, Howie Judson went 17-37 with 14 saves over seven seasons in the majors. He lost 14 games for the Chicago White Sox in 1949 but had a better year in 1950 when he appeared in 46 games and posted a 3.94 ERA. The White Sox sent him to the CincinnatiContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Frank Thomas (The Original One)

A three-time all star, Thomas blasted 286 home runs during 16 years in the majors. He arrived in the big leagues with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1951 but saw action in just 45 games over the next two seasons. He was a starter for the Pirates in 1953 and he responded by hitting 30 homeContinue reading “Frank Thomas (The Original One)”