Swings and misses

An all star in 1974, John Hiller led the American League in saves (38), games finished (60) and games (65) in 1973. He was 10-5 that season with a 1.44 ERA and finished fourth in the Cy Young and fourth in the MVP vote as well. He went 17-14 with a 2.64 ERA during his […]

Swings and misses

Due to the fact we were out of town for two weeks and not getting our mail, we’ve got a lot of these to log. So, enjoy this super, super-sized swings and misses! Curt Simmons won 193 games pitching mostly for the Philadelphia Phillies and St. Louis Cardinals from 1947-1967. He made the National League […]

Swings and misses

One of the 100-oldest-living players, Tommy Brown spent nine seasons playing in the majors. He came up as a 16-year old with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1944 and stuck around for 1945 as well. With World War II over, Brown was out of pro ball in 1946 but came back to the Dodgers the following […]

Paul Mitchell

Mitchell pitched in 125 major league games from 1975-1980. He came up with the Baltimore Orioles, appearing in 11 games for them in his rookie season. He joined the Oakland A’s in 1976 and had the best year of his career, going 9-7 in 26 starts. The A’s sent him to the Seattle Mariners in […]

Swings and misses

I am happy to say these are getting fewer and further between. But still, they happen. You can’t hit a home run every time. Here are four more players who signed the card but did not fill out the questionnaire. We shall start with Omar Moreno, mostly because he played for the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates […]