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

Due to the fact we were out of town for two weeks and not getting our mail, we’ve got a lot of these to log. So, enjoy this super, super-sized swings and misses! Curt Simmons won 193 games pitching mostly for the Philadelphia Phillies and St. Louis Cardinals from 1947-1967. He made the National LeagueContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Tom Egan

A reserve catcher for 10 years in the majors, Egan compiled a .200 career average with 22 home runs in 373 big-league games. His first appearance in the big leagues came with the California Angels in 1965 and he would go on to spend eight of his 10 big-league years with the Halos. He playedContinue reading “Tom Egan”

Dick Drago

Drago won 108 games during a 13-year major league career. He was most effective as a starter for the Kansas City Royals, the team he came up with in 1969. He won 11 games as a rookie then went 17-11 with a 2.98 ERA in 1971. His performance earned him fifth place in the AmericanContinue reading “Dick Drago”

Swings and misses

It has been a while since we’ve done one of these, but we got a bunch of letters back in the mail this weekend so now seemed like a good time. These cards came back with signatures, but no surveys. Andy Etchebarren caught for 15 years in the major leagues, mostly for the Baltimore Orioles,Continue reading “Swings and misses”

Tito Fuentes

Fuentes spent 13 years in the big leagues, mostly playing second base for the San Francisco Giants. He came up with San Francisco in 1965 and was a starter the following season, finishing third in the Rookie of the Year vote. He remained the Giants’ starting second baseman through the 1974 season. His best yearContinue reading “Tito Fuentes”

Swings and misses

Steve Renko won 134 games while pitching for seven different clubs from 1969-1983. He had his best years for the Montreal Expos from 1970-1974. Four times during this span, he won 12 or more games, twice reaching his career-high of 15. His best season came in 1973 when he went 15-11 with a 2.81 ERA.Continue reading “Swings and misses”

Tommie Reynolds

Reynolds played in 513 big league games over an eight-year span from 1963-1972. He came up with the Kansas City A’s and spent three years there before spending the 1966 season in the minor leagues. He played 101 games for the New York Mets in 1967, then rejoined the A’s, who were now in OaklandContinue reading “Tommie Reynolds”

Joe Moeller

Moeller won 26 games pitching for the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1962-1971. He came up as a 19-year old in 1962 and went 6-5 in 15 starts. When he made his first start that year he became the youngest starting pitcher in Dodgers’ history. Moeller spent 1963 in the minor leagues but was back inContinue reading “Joe Moeller”