Sonny Jackson

Jackson spent 12 years playing in the majors, breaking in with the Houston Colt .45’s in 1963 and finishing with the Atlanta Braves in 1974. In between he appeared in 936 games, hitting .251 with seven home runs and 126 stolen bases. His best year came for Houston in 1966 when he hit .292 withContinue reading “Sonny Jackson”

Bob Veale

A two-time all star, Veale pitched for 13 seasons in the majors, going 120-95 with a 3.07 ERA and 1,703 strikeouts while pitching for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Boston Red Sox from 1962-1974. He joined the Pirates’ rotation in 1964 and started a string of seven straight seasons where he won 10 or more games.Continue reading “Bob Veale”

Bob Humphreys

Humphreys pitched for five teams over the course of nine years (1962-1970) in the majors. In 319 games he went 27-21 with a 3.36 ERA and 20 saves. He came up with the Detroit Tigers, then joined the St. Louis Cardinals in 1963. He appeared in 28 games for the team in 1964 before beingContinue reading “Bob Humphreys”

Ted Savage

Savage spent nine seasons playing in the majors. He came up with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1962 and served as one of the team’s regular outfielders, hitting .266 with seven home runs and 16 stolen bases while playing in 127 games. The season was the start of a long, winding road for Savage. He wasContinue reading “Ted Savage”

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”

Dave Wickersham

Wickersham pitched for 10 seasons in the big leagues, going 68-57 with a 3.66 ERA for the ┬áKansas City A’s, Detroit Tigers, Pittsburgh Pirates and Kansas City Royals. He came up with the A’s in 1960 and by 1962 was a mainstay in the team’s starting rotation. He won 11 games in 1962, then 12Continue reading “Dave Wickersham”

Jose Cardenal

Cardenal spent 18 years patrolling major league outfields. He broke in with the San Francisco Giants in 1963, but appeared in just 29 games for the Giants over the next two seasons. In 1965 he joined the California Angels and was the team’s starting center fielder, hitting .250 with 11 home runs and 37 stolenContinue reading “Jose Cardenal”

Bob “Buck” Rodgers

Perhaps better known as a manager, Rodgers spent nine seasons catching in the big leagues, all of them for the Los Angeles/California Angels. He appeared in 16 games for the Angels in 1961 then was their starting catcher the following season. He hit .258 that year with six home runs and 61 RBIs, as wellContinue reading “Bob “Buck” Rodgers”

Jim Gosger

Gosger spent parts of 10 seasons patrolling major league outfields. He saw action in 19 games for the 1963 Boston Red Sox before spending 1964 in the minor leagues. He was back in the big leagues in 1965 and he had his most productive season the following year. Gosger hit .234 in 1966 while settingContinue reading “Jim Gosger”