Swings and misses

Eli Grba pitched for five seasons in the majors, going 28-33 with four saves for the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Angels. His best year was 1961 with the Halos. He won 11 games that season and saved two more in 211.2 innings. Grba passed away on January 14, 2019 and his family returned […]

Norm Sherry

Sherry caught for parts of five seasons in the majors, playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets between 1959-1963. In 194 big league games he hit .215 with 18 home runs. His best year came in 1960 when he hit .283 with 8 home runs for the Dodgers. His average dropped in […]

Swings and misses

From 1959-1961, Dan Dobbek hit .208 with 15 home runs while playing in 198 games for the Washington Senators/Minnesota Twins. He spent one full year with Washington, 1960, and hit .218 with 10 of his career home runs. His professional career lasted until 1963. Mark Brouhard spent six seasons as a reserve outfielder for the […]

Swings and misses

A World Series winner with the Baltimore Orioles in 1966, Russ Snyder played for 12 years in the majors, hitting .271 with 42 home runs. He came up with the Kansas City A’s in 1959 and finished third in the Rookie of the Year vote while hitting .313. He was a regular for the A’s […]

Marty Kutyna

Kutyna pitched in 159 big-league games between 1959-1962 for the Kansas City A’s and the Washington Senators. He went 14-16 with eight saves and a 3.88 ERA. He won six games while pitching 143 innings for the Senators in 1961 in what was arguably his best season. Kutyna’s professional career stretched from 1953-1963. While he […]

Swings and misses

Duke Carmel played in 124 major league games between 1959-1965. He hit .211 with four home runs during that span. He came up with the St. Louis Cardinals and appeared in 14 games in 1959 and 1960. The bulk of his time came in 1963, a year he split between the Cardinals and the New […]

Swings and misses

Perhaps best known as the Los Angeles Dodgers’ third-base coach, Joe Amalfitano spent parts of 10 seasons playing in the big leagues. He came up with the New York Giants in 1954 for nine games and was back for 36 more in 1955. He returned to the minors in 1956 and stayed there until 1960 […]