Swings and misses

Jerry Turner spent a decade playing in the majors, first with the San Diego Padres, then with the Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers before returning to the Padres to retire. He came up with San Diego in 1974 and was a regular for the team by 1976. He hit 10 home runs and stole […]

Swings and misses

The National League’s leader in wins in 1973, Ron Bryant pitched for eight seasons in the big leagues, going 57-56 with a 4.02 ERA for the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals. Bryant broke in with San Francisco in 1967, then spent the next year back in the minors. He returned in 1968 and […]

Swings and misses

Frank Kreutzer went 8-18 during parts of six seasons spent pitching in the majors. He came up with the Chicago White Sox in 1962, then joined the Washington Senators in 1964. He remained with Washington until 1969 which would be his final year of pro ball. His best year came in 1964, which he split […]

Barry Foote

Foote caught for 10 seasons in the majors, breaking in with the Montreal Expos in 1973 and finishing with the New York Yankees in 1982. In 687 games he hit .230 with 57 home runs. Foote was Montreal’s starting catcher as a rookie in 1974. He played in 125 games and hit .262 with 11 […]

Swings and misses

A three-time all star, Sparky Lyle pitched for 16 years in the majors, going 99-76 with a 2.88 ERA and 238 saves. He twice led the American League in saves, first with 35 for the New York Yankees in 1972, then again with 23 for the Yankees in 1976. He was an all star in […]

Swings and misses

Brian Doyle played in 110 games for the New York Yankees and Oakland A’s during a four-year run in the big leagues. From 1978-1981 he was a reserve infielder for the two clubs and hit .161 with one home run. While with the Yankees, Doyle took over for an injured Willie Randolph in the 1978 […]