Swings and misses

In 12 big league seasons Bob Skinner hit .277 with 103 home runs. He played for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1954-1963 with his best season coming for the team in 1962. He hit .302 with 20 home runs that year. He joined the Cincinnati Reds in 1963, then played for the St. Louis Cardinals forContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Art Swanson

Nicknamed “Red,” Swanson was signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1955 as a bonus baby and, as per the bonus rule, had to spend the next two years with the team. He appeared in just one game in 1955 and nine more in 1956, throwing 13 innings and giving up 17 earned runs. He pitchedContinue reading “Art Swanson”

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”