Tom Poquette

Poquette played for seven seasons in the majors, breaking in with the Kansas City Royals in 1973 and finishing with the Royals in 1982. In between he played for the Boston Red Sox and Texas Rangers and hit .268 with 10 home runs in 452 games. Poquette was a regular for the Royals as aContinue reading “Tom Poquette”

Swings and misses

Jerry Garvin pitched for six seasons for the Toronto Blue Jays from 1977-1982. In 196 games he posted a 20-41 record with eight saves and a 4.43 ERA. Garvin’s best season was his first, as he went 10-18 with a 4.19 ERA and 127 strikeouts for Toronto as a rookie. He lost 12 games theContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Rudy Law

Law spent seven seasons playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals. He appeared in 749 games between 1978-1986 and hit .271 with 18 home runs and 228 stolen bases. He was a regular for the Dodgers in 1980, hitting .260 in 128 games, but spent the next year inContinue reading “Rudy Law”

Steve Trout

Trout pitched for 12 seasons in the big leagues, going 88-92 with a 4.18 ERA. He broke in with the Chicago White Sox in 1978 and won 11 games the following year. He joined the Chicago Cubs in 1983 and posted 10 wins that season and 13 more in 1984. That season would be theContinue reading “Steve Trout”

Swings and misses

A member of the 1969 Miracle Mets, J.C. Martin spent 14 years catching in the big leagues, playing for the Chicago White Sox, New York Mets and Chicago Cubs from 1959-1972. In 908 games Martin hit .222 with 32 home runs. The best season of Martin’s career came in 1961 when he played in 110Continue reading “Swings and misses”

Jim Essian

Essian spent 12 years catching in the big leagues, playing for five teams from 1973-1984. In 710 games he hit .244 with 33 home runs. He was primarily a reserve for most of his career, but was the Chicago White Sox main catcher in 1977, which would go down as the best season of hisContinue reading “Jim Essian”

Paul Mirabella

Mirabella pitched in 298 games during a 13-year career that spanned from 1978-1990. He saw action with the Texas Rangers, New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays, Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Mariners and Milwaukee Brewers. In his career, he was 19-29 with 13 saves and a 4.45 ERA. Most of Mirabell’s appearances came in relief. He didContinue reading “Paul Mirabella”

Jerry White

White spent 11 seasons playing in the big leagues. He broke in with the Montreal Expos in 1974 and finished his run with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1986. White spent all the years in between playing for Montreal with the exception of 1978, which he spent with the Chicago Cubs. In 646 games WhiteContinue reading “Jerry White”

Swings and misses

An all star in 1979, Bruce Bochte spent 12 productive years in the big leagues, playing for the California Angels, Seattle Mariners and Oakland A’s. In 1,538 games Bochte hit .282 with 100 home runs. His best year came while playing for Seattle in 1979. He hit .316 that season while setting career highs inContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

Perhaps better known as a manager, Bobby Valentine played for 10 seasons in the majors, hitting .260 with 12 home runs. His best year came with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1974 when he hit .274 and scored a career-high 42 runs. Valentine went on to manage the Texas Rangers, New York Mets and BostonContinue reading “Swings and misses”