Horace Speed

Speed played in 113 games for the San Francisco Giants and Cleveland Indians between 1975 and 1979. He hit .207 with four stolen bases. He appeared in 70 games for Cleveland in 1978 and hit .226. This would account for the bulk of his time in the majors. He played in the minors from 1969-1980Continue reading “Horace Speed”

Swings and misses

Willie Norwood played in 294 games for the Minnesota Twins from 1977-1980. In 854 at bats he hit .242 with 18 home runs and 41 stolen bases. Norwood was Minnesota’s starting left fielder in 1978 and delivered a fantastic season. in 125 games that year he hit .255 with 25 stolen bases and eight homeContinue reading “Swings and misses”

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”

Buddy Schultz

Schultz pitched for five seasons in the majors, playing for the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals from 1975-1979. In 168 games he went 15-9 with 12 saves and a 3.68 ERA. He had his best season while pitching for the Cardinals in 1977. He appeared in 40 games that year, mostly pitching in relief.Continue reading “Buddy Schultz”

Swings and misses

Danny Cater spent 12 years in the majors, playing for the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White Sox, Kansas City/Oakland A’s, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals from 1964-1975. In 1,289 games he hit .276 with 66 home runs. He finished second to Carl Yastrzemski in the 1968 batting race. Cater hit .290Continue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

An all star in 1977, Jim Slaton won 151 games during 16 seasons in the majors, spent pitching for the Milwaukee Brewers, Detroit Tigers and California Angels. Slaton had 10 seasons where he won at least 10 games. His best year came in 1978 when he won 17 games for Milwaukee. He pitched in theContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

Somehow I ended up sending letters to Jim Wohlford twice, so this is his second appearance in this section. He played for 15 years in the majors, hitting .260 with 21 home runs while serving mainly as a reserve outfielder for the Kansas City Royals, Milwaukee Brewers, San Francisco Giants and Montreal Expos. Cory SnyderContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Kevin Kobel

Kobel pitched in 115 games for the Milwaukee Brewers and New York Mets between 1973-1980, posting an 18-34 record with a 3.88 ERA. He broke in as a 19-year old for the Brewers but appeared in just two games. In 1974 he won six games, but lost 14 more, while making 24 starts for Milwaukee.Continue reading “Kevin Kobel”

Rick Miller

Miller spent 15 seasons patrolling major league outfields for the Boston Red Sox and California Angels. He played in 1,482 games from 1971-1985 and hit .269 with 28 home runs. A fine fielder, Miller won a Gold Glove for the Angels in 1978. He played in 132 games that season and posted a 2.63 averageContinue reading “Rick Miller”