Swings and misses

From 1979-1987, Randy Niemann pitched in parts of eight seasons in the majors, winning seven games and saving three more. He came up with the Houston Astros and pitched in 26 games as a rookie. He made seven starts that year for Houston and threw two shutouts while picking up three wins and a save. […]

Swings and misses

Rick Waits pitched for 12 seasons in the big leagues, going 79-92 with a 4.25 ERA. He pitched one game for the Texas Rangers in 1973 before joining the Cleveland Indians in 1975. He won 13 games for the Tribe in 1978, then 16 more in 1979. He was again a 13-game winner in 1980, […]

Mick Kelleher

Kelleher spent 11 years playing in the majors, breaking in with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1972 and finishing with the California Angels in 1982. He was mainly a reserve infielder, but did play in 124 games for the Chicago Cubs in 1976. He hit .228 that year with 22 RBIs and 28 runs scored. […]

Swings and misses

Eli Grba pitched for five seasons in the majors, going 28-33 with four saves for the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Angels. His best year was 1961 with the Halos. He won 11 games that season and saved two more in 211.2 innings. Grba passed away on January 14, 2019 and his family returned […]

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 in […]

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 RBIs […]