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 RBIs […]

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 1968 […]

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 […]

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 1946 […]

Bob Meyer

Meyer went 2-12 in 38 big league games pitched between 1964-1970. He came up with the New York Yankees in 1964 and pitched in seven games before being sold to the Los Angeles Angels. He pitched in six games for Los Angeles before they sold him to the Kansas City A’s, where he appeared in […]