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 his […]

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 the […]

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 16 […]

John Candelaria

An all-star in 1977, Candelaria won 177 games during a 19-year career that saw him pitch for eight different teams between 1975-1993. He came up with the Pittsburgh Pirates and soon was one of the team’s better starting pitchers. He won 20 games in 1977 and led the National League with a 2.34 ERA. In […]

Bert Roberge

Roberge pitched for six years in the big leagues, going 12-12 with 10 saves and a 3.98 ERA. He came up with the Houston Astros in 1979 and appeared in 26 games, getting his first three wins in the process. He continued to make sporadic appearances for Houston though the 1982 season. He joined the […]