John Felske

Felske played in 54 games for the Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers between 1968 and 1973. In 104 at bats he hit .135 with one home run, nine RBIs and seven runs scored. Following his playing career, Felske went on to coach and manage in the majors. He was the Philadelphia Phillies skipper from 1985-1987,Continue reading “John Felske”

Swings and misses

A member of the famed Big Red Machine, Jack Billingham won 145 games during a 13-year career that saw him pitch for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros, Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox in addition to the Cincinnati Reds. Billingham was an all star in 1973 while pitching for the Reds. He led theContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

Joe Hicks played in 212 games during five years in the big leagues. He played from 1959-1963 and hit .221 with 12 home runs. He played sparingly for the Chicago White Sox in his first two years, then joined the Washington Senators in 1961. Hicks played in 102 games for the team in 1962 andContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

The American League Rookie of the Year in 1971, Chris Chambliss spent 17 years playing in the big leagues, hitting .279 with 185 home runs. He played for just three teams during his career, the Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves. He was an all star for the Yankees in 1976, a yearContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Bob Locker

Locker pitched for 10 seasons in the big leagues, going 57-39 with 95 saves in 576 games. He came ¬†up with the Chicago White Sox in 1965 and saved 12 games for the team the next year. He had a career-high 20 saves in 1967 while leading the American League in games pitched (77). LockerContinue reading “Bob Locker”

Al Santorini

Santorini pitched for six years in the big leagues, going 17-38 for three different teams from 1968-1973. He came up with the Atlanta Braves in 1968 but pitched just once. He was selected by the Padres in that year’s expansion draft and joined the fledgling team’s rotation in 1969. He made 30 starts for SanContinue reading “Al Santorini”

Swings and misses

An all star in 1974, Ralph Garr hit .306 in a 13-year career spent with the Atlanta Braves, Chicago White Sox and California Angels. Garr came up with the Braves in 1968 and played sparingly for the next three years. He became a regular in 1971 and responded by hitting .343 and scoring a career-highContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Jim Lonborg

The ace of the 1967 “Impossible Dream” Boston Red Sox, Lonborg enjoyed a long 15-year career in the majors, winning 157 games for three teams. He came up with Boston in 1965 and was a 10-game winner in 1966. The following year would be the best of his career. Lonborg went 22-9 in 1967, helpingContinue reading “Jim Lonborg”

Sonny Siebert

A two-time all star, Siebert won 140 big league games while pitching for six teams from 1964-1975. He came up with the Cleveland Indians in 1964 and won 16 games in 1965 and 1966. He made his first all-star team in 1966. Sporting a 2.80 ERA, Siebert finished 28th that year in the American LeagueContinue reading “Sonny Siebert”

Swings and misses

John Mayberry hit 255 home runs in 15 big league seasons. He was twice an all star and showed up in the MVP vote on four different occasions. He twice led the American League in walks and once in on base percentage. He hit .291 with 34 home runs and 106 RBIs for the 1975Continue reading “Swings and misses”