Swings and misses

Fran Healy caught for nine seasons in the majors, mostly as a reserve for the San Francisco Giants, Kansas City Royals and New York Yankees. He had one season as a starter, playing 139 games for the Royals in 1974. He hit .252 with nine home runs, 53 RBIs and 59 runs scored that year. […]

Amos Otis

A five-time all star, Otis starred for the Kansas City Royals through the 1970’s and into the 1980’s. He came up with the New York Mets in 1967 but was traded to Kansas City following the 1969 season. The Royals made him their starting center fielder and he blossomed with the team, making his first […]

Mike Anderson

From 1971-1979, Anderson spent nine seasons roaming major league outfields, hitting .246 with 28 home runs during his career. He was drafted in the first round by the Philadelphia Phillies in 1969 and came up with the big club in 1971. He played in 87 games for Philadelphia in 1973, hitting .254 with a career-high […]

Charlie Spikes

The “Bogalusa Bomber,” Spikes played for nine years in the big leagues. He was drafted by the New York Yankees in the first round of the 1969 draft and made his way up with New York in 1972 but was dealt to the Cleveland Indians following the season. He blasted 23 home runs for the […]

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’ starting […]

Swings and misses

A 20-game winner in 1977, Dave Goltz pitched for 12 years in the big leagues, compiling a 113-109 career record with a 3.69 ERA and 1105 strikeouts. Gotlz strung together six straight seasons with double-digit wins while pitching for the Minnesota Twins from 1974-1979. His best year came in 1977 when he led the American […]