Swings and misses

A veteran of 10 big league seasons, Clint Hurdle hit .259 with 32 home runs in 515 games played between 1977-1987. His best year came for the Kansas City Royals in 1980 when he hit .294 with 10 home runs, 60 RBIs and 50 runs scored. Hurdle also played with the Cincinnati Reds, New YorkContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Ken Oberkfell

Oberkfell spent 16 years playing in the big leagues. In 1,602 games he hit .278 with 29 home runs. He came up with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1977 and became the team’s starting second baseman in 1979. Oberkfell enjoyed some great seasons for the Redbirds, hitting around .300 every year. He hit .301 inContinue reading “Ken Oberkfell”

Dave Edwards

Edwards spent parts of five seasons patrolling the outfield for the Minnesota Twins and San Diego Padres. He came up with the Twins in 1978 and appeared in 15 games. He enjoyed the most productive year of his career in 1979, appearing in 98 games for Minnesota, hitting .249 with eight home runs, 35 RBIsContinue reading “Dave Edwards”

Swings and misses

A two-time all star, Ken Forsch, won 114 games during a 16-year career that saw him pitch for the Houston Astros and California Angels. A versatile pitcher, Forsch worked as a starter and out of the bullpen. He saved 19 games for the Astros in 1976 which earned him his first trip to the all-starContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Gary Roenicke

Roenicke played for 12 years in the majors, hitting .247 with 121 home runs for the Montreal Expos, Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves. He had a cup of coffee with Montreal in 1976, then came back up to the big leagues with Baltimore in 1978. He turned in a strong season forContinue reading “Gary Roenicke”

Steve Dillard

Dillard spent eight seasons as a utility infielder for four teams, hitting .243 with 13 career home runs. He came up with the Boston Red Sox in 1975 and hit .275 in 57 games the following year. After spending a year with the Detroit Tigers, Dillard joined the Chicago Cubs in 1979 and saw actionContinue reading “Steve Dillard”

Bruce Robbins

Robbins went 7-5 during two seasons spent with the Detroit Tigers. He came up as a 19-year old for the Tigers in 1979 and made eight starts, going 3-3 with a 3.91 ERA. However, he could not maintain his solid start and saw his ERA skyrocket to 6.62 in 1980. He did win four gamesContinue reading “Bruce Robbins”

Steve Busby

A two-time all star and the author of two no-hitters, Busby was one of the best pitchers in baseball for three years before arm injuries knocked his career off course. He pitched in five games for the Kansas City Royals in 1972, then won 16 games in 1973, helping him finish third in the AmericanContinue reading “Steve Busby”

Dane Iorg

Iorg spent 10 years serving as a reserve outfielder in the majors, playing eight of those years for the St. Louis Cardinals. He hit .276 with 14 home runs in 743 games. He came up with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1977 and was traded to the Cardinals the same year. He saw action in aContinue reading “Dane Iorg”

Darrell Jackson

Jackson spent five years pitching for the Minnesota Twins, going 20-27 with a 4.38 ERA. He came up with Minnesota in 1978, appeared in 19 games and pitched his only big-league shutout. His best year came in 1980 when he won nine games in 25 starts and had a career low 3.87 ERA. Jackson’s careerContinue reading “Darrell Jackson”