Rod Gilbreath

Gilbreath spent seven seasons playing in the Atlanta Braves infield. He came up in 1972 and by 1976 he was the team’s starting second baseman. He held the spot for two years, then shifted between second and third base in 1978, which would be his last year in the big leagues. He spent two seasonsContinue reading “Rod Gilbreath”

Tom Poquette

Poquette played for seven seasons in the majors, breaking in with the Kansas City Royals in 1973 and finishing with the Royals in 1982. In between he played for the Boston Red Sox and Texas Rangers and hit .268 with 10 home runs in 452 games. Poquette was a regular for the Royals as aContinue reading “Tom Poquette”

Swings and misses

Matt Alexander spent parts of nine seasons playing in the majors, breaking in with the Chicago Cubs in 1973 and finishing with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1981. He hit .214 and stole 103 bases in his career. He did not ever hit a home run. His best season came for the Oakland A’s in 1977Continue reading “Swings and misses”

Jim Todd

Todd posted a 25-23 career mark with a 4.23 ERA and 24 saves as a member of the Chicago Cubs, Oakland A’s and Seattle Mariners from 1974-1979. He enjoyed his best season while pitching for the A’s in 1975. He went 8-3 that year with 12 saves and a 2.29 ERA. He won seven gamesContinue reading “Jim Todd”

Dyar Miller

Miller pitched for seven years in the majors, compiling a 23-17 record with a 3.23 ERA and 22 saves. A relief specialist, Miller made just one start in his career and pitched over 100 innings just once, in 1977, a year he split between the Baltimore Orioles and California Angels. He won six games thatContinue reading “Dyar Miller”

Mike Bacsik

Bacsik pitched in 73 games during parts of five seasons in the big leagues. In 172-and-2/3 innings he compiled a 8-6 record with a 4.43 ERA. He pitched for the Texas Rangers from 1975-1977 and appeared in 23 games for the team in 1976. After spending 1978 in the minors, he came back up withContinue reading “Mike Bacsik”

Brent Strom

Strom pitched for five seasons in the majors, breaking in with the New York Mets in 1972 and finishing with the San Diego Padres in 1977. He compiled a 22-39 career record with a 3.95 ERA. He pitched in just 11 games as a Met and spent 1973 as a member of the Cleveland Indians,Continue reading “Brent Strom”

Swings and misses

Vic CorrellĀ hit .229 with 29 home runs during parts of eight big-league seasons that spanned from 1972-1980. He appeared in one game for the Boston Red Sox in 1972, then returned to the majors with the Atlanta Braves in 1974. He played in 103 games for the team the following season and had his mostContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

Rob Andrews played for five years in the majors, breaking in with the Houston Astros in 1975 and finishing with the San Francisco Giants in 1979. In 493 games he hit .251 with three home runs. He was Houston’s starting second baseman over the first three years of his career. He hit .264 with 60Continue reading “Swings and misses”