Pat Bourque

Bourque spent parts of four seasons playing in the majors for the Chicago Cubs, Oakland A’s and Minnesota Twins. In 201 games he hit .215 with 12 home runs. He broke in with the Cubs in 1971 and had his most productive season two years later when he hit .204 with nine home runs, 29Continue reading “Pat Bourque”

Duffy Dyer

In 14 years in the big leagues Dyer hit .221 with 30 home runs. Predominately a backup catcher, he broke in with the New York Mets in 1968 and went on to play for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Montreal Expos and Detroit Tigers. He appeared in a career-high 94 games for the Mets in 1972 andContinue reading “Duffy Dyer”

Don Money

A four-time all star, Money spent 16 years playing in the majors, hitting .261 with 176 home runs in 1,720 games. He broke in with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1968 and was the team’s starting third baseman until 1973 when he was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers to make room for Mike Schmidt. Money cameContinue reading “Don Money”

Swings and misses

A reserve catcher for 10 years, Tim Blackwell hit .228 with six home runs in 426 games. His career began in 1974 with the Boston Red Sox and concluded in 1983 with the Montreal Expos. Along the way he played for the Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago Cubs. He had one year as the Cubs’ startingContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

A five-time all star, Cecil Cooper spent 17 years in the big leagues, playing for the Boston Red Sox and Milwaukee Brewers the entire time. He hit .298 in his career with 241 home runs. Cooper’s career flourished after he was dealt from Boston to Milwaukee. In addition to his five trips to the All-StarContinue reading “Swings and misses”