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 1975 […]

Merv Rettenmund

Rettenmund played for 13 seasons in the majors, coming up with the Baltimore Orioles in 1968 and finishing with the California Angels in 1980. He finished 19th in the 1971 MVP vote while playing for Baltimore. Appearing in a career-high 141 games, Rettenmund hit .318 that year with 11 home runs, 75 RBI and 81 […]

Dave Duncan

Before becoming Tony LaRussa’s right-hand man, Duncan caught for 11 seasons in the big leagues, mostly for the Kansas City/Oakland A’s, but also for the Cleveland Indians and Baltimore Orioles. He came up as an 18-year old with Kansas City in 1964, appearing in 25 games before going to the minors. Duncan spent the next […]