Jim Merritt

An all star in 1970, Merritt won 81 games during an 11-year big league career. He broke in with the Minnesota Twins in 1965 and quickly became a regular in their rotation. Merritt won 13 games in 1967, starting a streak of four straight seasons with at least 12 wins. The Twins traded him to […]

Swings and misses

Frank Kreutzer went 8-18 during parts of six seasons spent pitching in the majors. He came up with the Chicago White Sox in 1962, then joined the Washington Senators in 1964. He remained with Washington until 1969 which would be his final year of pro ball. His best year came in 1964, which he split […]

Max Alvis

A two-time all star, Alvis spent nine years playing third base in the majors, mostly for the Cleveland Indians, between 1962-1970. He played in 12 games for Cleveland in 1962, then took over as the team’s starting third baseman the following season. He had a fine rookie campaign, hitting .274 with a career-high 22 home […]

Jake Gibbs

Gibbs caught for 10 years for the New York Yankees. From 1962-1971, he appeared in 528 games and hit .233 with 25 home runs. Many of those years saw Gibbs log limited time with New York. However, he was the team’s starting catcher in 1967 and 1968. He enjoyed, arguably, the best year of his […]

Jose Tartabull

Tartabull spent nine seasons playing for the Kansas City/Oakland A’s and Boston Red Sox. From 1962-1970, he appeared in 749 games and hit .261 with two home runs while stealing 81 bases. He played in 107 games for the Kansas City A’s as a rookie and had, arguably, his strongest season at the plate, hitting […]

Dick Tracewski

Tracewski spent eight seasons manning various infield positions for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Detroit Tigers from 1962-1969. In 614 games he hit .213 with eight home runs. He twice (1963, 1964) played in over 100 games, with 1964 going down as his best year at the plate. He played in 106 games that season […]