Dave Campbell

Campbell played for eight years in the majors, breaking in with the Detroit Tigers in 1967 and finishing with the Houston Astros in 1974. In between he also played for the San Diego Padres and St. Louis Cardinals. In 428 games Campbell hit .213 with 20 home runs. He had his most productive season inContinue reading “Dave Campbell”

Dan McGinn

McGinn pitched in 210 games for the Cincinnati Reds, Montreal Expos and Chicago Cubs from 1968-1972. Used mostly as a relief pitcher, McGinn compiled a 15-30 career record with a 5.11 ERA and 10 saves. He had his best season while pitching for the Expos in 1969, going 7-10 with a 3.94 ERA and sixContinue reading “Dan McGinn”

Skip Pitlock

Pitlock pitched in 59 games for the San Francisco Giants and Chicago White Sox between 1970 and 1975. In 192.2 innings he posted an 8-8 record with a 4.53 ERA. Pitlock was up with the Giants in 1970 and won five games. He did not return to majors until 1974, with Chicago. He won threeContinue reading “Skip Pitlock”

Charles “Boots” Day

Day played for six years in the majors, breaking in with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1969 and finishing with the Montreal Expos in 1974. In 471 games, Day hit .256 with eight home runs. He had his best season in 1971, while playing for the Expos. Day hit .283 that year and set careerContinue reading “Charles “Boots” Day”

Mike Compton

Compton played in 47 games for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1970. He hit .164 with one home run in 110 at bats. Compton’s professional career stretched from 1965-1973. After his retirement, he became a minor-league manager and coach. Compton took San Diego Padre Danny Coombs deep in the first inning of their game on MayContinue reading “Mike Compton”

Mike Epstein

Epstein played for nine seasons, from 1966-1974, hitting .244 with 130 home runs for five different teams. After two years with the Baltimore Orioles, Epstein joined the Washington Senators in 1967 and had a career year two seasons later. In 1969 Epstein slugged a career-high 30 home runs while hitting .278 with 85 RBIs andContinue reading “Mike Epstein”

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”

Tom Walker

Walker pitched for six years in the big leagues, coming up with the Montreal Expos in 1972 and finishing with the California Angels in 1977. He posted an 18-23 career mark with 11 saves and a 3.87 ERA. Walker mostly pitched out of the bullpen. He only made 17 total career starts, all of themContinue reading “Tom Walker”