Swings and misses

Dave Rajsich pitched in 55 games for the Texas Rangers and New York Yankees from 1978-1980. In 115 innings he posted a 3-4 record with two saves and a 4.60 ERA. His best season came with Texas in 1979 when he had a 3.52 ERA in 27 games. Jay Tibbs pitched for seven seasons inContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Rick Bosetti

Bosetti played for seven seasons in the majors, hitting .250 with 17 home runs for the Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, Toronto Blue Jays and Oakland A’s from 1976-1983. He played in 162 games for Toronto in 1979, leading the league in games played and hitting .260 with eight home runs. Rick Bosetti – careerContinue reading “Rick Bosetti”

Richard Wortham

Wortham went 21-23 during four seasons in the majors, spent pitching for the Chicago White Sox and Oakland A’s. He broke in with Chicago in 1978 and made 33 starts for the team in 1979, going 14-14 with a 4.90 ERA in 204 innings. This season would go down as the bulk of Wortham’s career.Continue reading “Richard Wortham”

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”

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”

Paul Moskau

Moskau went 32-27 with a 4.22 ERA during seven big league seasons pitching for the Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs. He came up with the Reds in 1977 and won six games in 19 starts. He won six more the next season as he started a career-high 25 games. His best season cameContinue reading “Paul Moskau”

Junior Moore

Moore played in 289 games for the Atlanta Braves and Chicago White Sox from 1976-1980. In 774 at bats he hit .264 with seven home runs. He had one full season as the Braves’ starting third baseman, appearing in 112 games in 1977 and hitting .260 with five home runs. Atlanta released him following theContinue reading “Junior Moore”

Paul Hartzell

Hartzell pitched for six years in the majors, finishing with a 27-39 lifetime record. He came up with the California Angels in 1976 and won seven games while posting a 2.77 ERA in 37 games. The season was arguably his best as his ERA would go down as his career low and he pitched theContinue reading “Paul Hartzell”

Alan Bannister

Bannister played for 12 seasons, serving as a utility man for five teams, from 1974-1985. In 972 games he hit .270 with 19 home runs and 108 stolen bases. Bannister broke in with the Philadelphia Phillies but did not see any serious action until he joined the Chicago White Sox in 1976. He hit .275Continue reading “Alan Bannister”

Rawly Eastwick

A two-time world champion, Eastwick pitched for eight seasons in the majors, going 28-27 with 68 saves and a 3.31 ERA. A relief specialist, Eastwick arrived in the majors with the Cincinnati Reds in 1974 and took over as the team’s closer the following season. He led the National League with 22 saves in 1975Continue reading “Rawly Eastwick”