Swings and misses

Joe Hicks played in 212 games during five years in the big leagues. He played from 1959-1963 and hit .221 with 12 home runs. He played sparingly for the Chicago White Sox in his first two years, then joined the Washington Senators in 1961. Hicks played in 102 games for the team in 1962 andContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

A member of the 1969 Miracle Mets, J.C. Martin spent 14 years catching in the big leagues, playing for the Chicago White Sox, New York Mets and Chicago Cubs from 1959-1972. In 908 games Martin hit .222 with 32 home runs. The best season of Martin’s career came in 1961 when he played in 110Continue reading “Swings and misses”

Howie Bedell

Bedell played in 67 games for the Milwaukee Braves and Philadelphia Phillies in 1962 and 1968. He hit .193 and did not have a home run. Most of Bedell’s MLB playing time came for the Braves in 1962. He appeared in 58 games for Milwaukee and hit .196 while scoring 15 runs. He played inContinue reading “Howie Bedell”

Swings and misses

Chuck Cottier played nine years in the big leagues, breaking in with the Milwaukee Braves in 1959 and finishing with the California Angels in 1969. He hit .194 in his career with 19 home runs. His best season came for the Washington Senators in 1962 when he hit .242 with six home runs and 14Continue reading “Swings and misses”

Cliff Cook

Cook played in 163 major league games, hitting .201 with seven home runs for the Cincinnati Reds and New York Mets. After hitting 32 home runs in the minors in 1959, Cook was promoted to the Reds and hit .381 in nine games. Unfortunately he was never able to replicate that success. His average droppedContinue reading “Cliff Cook”

Swings and misses

One of the 100 oldest living players, Hal Naragon┬áspent 10 years playing in the majors for the Cleveland Indians, Washington Senators and Minnesota Twins. He appeared in 424 big league games, posting a .266 batting average with six career home runs. While he did not answer our questions he did send back one extra baseballContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

Six more cards came back signed without questionnaires while another came back without a signature or a survey. Here’s a roundup of our recent failures. One of the Baltimore Orioles most reliable relievers, Tippy Martinez pitched for 14 years in the majors, saving 115 games and winning another 55. Martinez went 9-3 with 21 savesContinue reading “Swings and misses”