Swings and misses

Danny Cater spent 12 years in the majors, playing for the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White Sox, Kansas City/Oakland A’s, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals from 1964-1975. In 1,289 games he hit .276 with 66 home runs. He finished second to Carl Yastrzemski in the 1968 batting race. Cater hit .290Continue reading “Swings and misses”

Phil Linz

Linz spent seven seasons as a utility infielder in the majors, playing for the New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets from 1962-1968. In 519 games, he hit .235 with 11 home runs. He played in 112 games for the Yankees in 1964, a season that would go down as his most productiveContinue reading “Phil Linz”

Frank Kostro

Kostro spent parts of seven seasons in the big leagues, playing for the Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Angels and Minnesota Twins between 1962-1969. In 266 games he hit .244 with five home runs. A versatile utility man, Kostro never played in more than 74 games in a season. That happened in 1963, which he splitContinue reading “Frank Kostro”

Ken McMullen

McMullen played for 16 years in the big leagues, breaking in with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1962 and finishing with the Milwaukee Brewers in 1977. In between, he played in 1,583 games for the Dodgers, Washington Senators, California Angels, Oakland A’s and Brewers. He hit .248 with 156 home runs while predominately playing thirdContinue reading “Ken McMullen”

Swings and misses

Twice an all-star in 1962, Rich Rollins spent a decade in the big leagues, hitting .269 with 77 home runs while playing from 1961-1970. Rollins spent most of his career with the Minnesota Twins and enjoyed his best years for the team in 1962 and 1963. He hit .298 with 16 home runs, 96 RBIsContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Wally Bunker

Bunker pitched for nine seasons in the majors, going 60-52 with a 3.51 ERA for the Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals. He went 19-5 for Baltimore as a 19-year old in 1964. He finished second in the Rookie of the Year vote to Tony Oliva that year and was 12th in the MVP race.Continue reading “Wally Bunker”

Swings and misses

The American League MVP in 1968 and a two-time Cy Young Award winner, Denny McLain won 131 games during a 10-year run through the big leagues. He came up with the Detroit Tigers in 1963 and won 20 games in 1966 while making his first all-star team. He won 31 games for Detroit in 1968Continue reading “Swings and misses”

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 1960Continue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

One of the 100-oldest-living baseball players, Val Heim appeared in 13 games for the Chicago White Sox in 1942. He hit .200 in 45 at bats with seven RBIs and six runs scored. Heim spent the next three years serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He returned to professional baseball in 1946Continue reading “Swings and misses”

Dalton Jones

Jones spent nine years playing in the majors for three different teams. He hit .235 during the span, with 41 home runs. He came up a highly-touted prospect with the Boston Red Sox in 1964 and saw action in 118 games. He had the best year of his career for the 1967 Red Sox, hittingContinue reading “Dalton Jones”