Swings and misses

The 1968 American League Rookie of the Year, Stan Bahnsen spent 16 years pitching in the majors, going 146-149 for six teams from 1966-1982. Bahnsen won 17 games and had a 2.05 ERA for the New York Yankees in 1968, which was good enough to get him the Rookie of the Year award. He wonContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Jim Kern

A three-time all star, Kern pitched for 13 years in the majors, posting a 53-57 mark with a 3.32 ERA and 88 saves. He came up with Cleveland in 1974 but saw limited action. However, by 1976 he was a big part of the Indians’ bullpen, pitching in 50 games, saving 15 of them andContinue reading “Jim Kern”

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 11Continue reading “Barry Foote”

Swings and misses

Dave Rosello spent nine years playing big-league baseball. He broke in with the Chicago Cubs in 1972 and finished with the Cleveland Indians in 1981. In 422 games, Rosello hit .236 with 10 home runs. Tom Niedenfuer saved 97 games for four different teams while pitching from 1981-1990. Niedenfuer’s best years came while working forContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Rance Mulliniks

Mulliniks spent 16 years playing in the majors. In 1,325 games he hit .272 with 73 home runs while playing primarily third base for the California Angels, Kansas City Royals and Toronto Blue Jays. He spent the majority of his career with the Jays. Kansas City dealt him to Toronto in 1982 and he stayedContinue reading “Rance Mulliniks”

Dave Geisel

Between 1978 and 1985, Geisel pitched in 131 games for the Chicago Cubs, Toronto Blue Jays and Seattle Mariners. Primarily a reliever, he made just eight big league starts, Geisel went 5-5 with eight saves and a 4.01 ERA. He pitched in 47 games for the Blue Jays in 1983 which was his career high.Continue reading “Dave Geisel”

Swings and misses

Bart Johnson won 43 games and saved another 17 while pitching for the Chicago White Sox from 1969-1977. His best year came in 1971 when he won 12 games and tallied 14 saves in 53 appearances. He made 16 starts that year for Chicago and finished 24 games, while putting together a 2.93 ERA. JohnsonContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

Twice an all-star in 1962, Rich Rollins spent a decade in the big leagues, hitting .269 with 77 home runs while playing from 1961-1970. Rollins spent most of his career with the Minnesota Twins and enjoyed his best years for the team in 1962 and 1963. He hit .298 with 16 home runs, 96 RBIsContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Broderick Perkins

Perkins played sevens seasons in the big leagues for the San Diego Padres and Cleveland Indians. In 516 games he hit .271 with eight home runs. He broke in with San Diego in 1978 and hit .240 in 62 games. He continued as a reserve for the Padres until 1982 when he played 125 gamesContinue reading “Broderick Perkins”