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”

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”

Swings and misses

Dave Schmidt went 54-55 with 50 saves during a 12-year career spent pitching with the Texas Rangers, Chicago White Sox, Baltimore Orioles, Montreal Expos and Seattle Mariners. He had six wins, 12 saves and a 2.56 in 1984 for the Rangers, then won 10 games for the Orioles in 1987. He went 10-13 in hisContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

George Frazier went 35-43 with a 4.20 ERA during a 10-year big league career that saw him pitch for the St. Louis Cardinals, New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians, Chicago Cubs and Minnesota Twins. Frazier did not make a start in his entire career and mostly worked as a set-up man. He posted 29 total saves,Continue reading “Swings and misses”

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 stoleContinue reading “Swings and misses”

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”

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”

Swings and misses

Larry Haney spent parts of 12 seasons in the big leagues, playing for five different teams between 1966-1978. In 480 games he hit .215 with 12 home runs. Haney played for the Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Pilots, Oakland A’s, St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers. He was a member of the A’s team that won theContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Dan Petry

An all star in 1985, Petry won 125 games in a 13-year career that lasted from 1979-1991 and saw him pitch for four different teams. His best years came for the Detroit Tigers in the early to mid 1980’s. Petry won at least 10 games every year for Detroit from 1980-1985. He was a 19-gameContinue reading “Dan Petry”

Jimmy Sexton

Sexton spent six years playing in the majors. He appeared in 236 games and hit .218 with five home runs. He came up with the Seattle Mariners in 1977, then spent time with the Houston Astros, Oakland A’s and St. Louis Cardinals. His best season came in 1982 when he hit .245 and stole 16Continue reading “Jimmy Sexton”