Swings and misses

Bobby Ramos spent parts of six seasons in the majors. He played for the Montreal Expos, and briefly for the New York Yankees, between 1978-1984. In 103 career games, he hit .190 with four home runs. Ramos had a successful run as a minor league manager, and later a coach, following his playing career. MikeContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

A member of the 1969 world champions, Art Shamsky played eight seasons in the majors, hitting .253 with 68 home runs for the Cincinnati Reds, New York Mets, Chicago Cubs and Oakland A’s from 1965-1972. Shamsky’s best season came for the Mets in 1969 as he helped them reach and win the World Series. HeContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Bob Galasso

Galasso pitched in 55 games during parts of three seasons spent in the big leagues. He appeared in 11 games for the Seattle Mariners in 1977, then returned for 31 games with the Milwaukee Brewers in 1979 before concluding his big-league run with 13 more games for the Mariners in 1981. In 118 innings pitcherContinue reading “Bob Galasso”

Swings and misses

Roger Erickson won 35 games during a six-year run in the big leagues. From 1978-1983, he pitched for the Minnesota Twins and New York Yankees. His best season was his rookie year when he was 14-13 with a 3.96 ERA for Minnesota. The 1978 National League MVP and a seven-time all star, Dave Parker wasContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Rick Wise

Over an 18-year stretch in the big leagues, Wise went 188-181 with a 3.69 ERA while pitching for five teams. He debuted for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1964 and had an 11-win season for the team in 1967. He won 15 games for Philadelphia in 1969. This began a nine-year run that saw Wise postContinue reading “Rick Wise”

Swings and misses

Hal Dues pitched in 37 games for the Montreal Expos between 1977-1980, going 6-8 with a save and a 3.08 ERA. His best year was 1978 when he won five games for Montreal ¬†and notched his lone save in 99 innings of work. An all star in 1976, Steve Swisher spent nine seasons in theContinue 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”

Swings and misses

Joe Pettini played in 188 games for the San Francisco Giants during the 1980-1983 seasons. He hit .203 with one home run while serving as a utility infielder. His best season was his rookie year when he played in 63 games and hit .232 with his lone home run. Following his playing career, Pettini wasContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Gary Gray

Gray spent parts of six seasons in the big leagues, playing for the Texas Rangers, Cleveland Indians and Seattle Mariners from 1977-1982. In 211 games he hit .240 with 24 home runs. His best year came in 1981 when he hit .245 with 13 home runs for Seattle. He played in a career-high 80 gamesContinue reading “Gary Gray”