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 […]

Randy Lerch

Lerch won 60 games over an 11-year career that saw him pitch from 1975-1986 for the Philadelphia Phillies, Milwaukee Brewers, Montreal Expos and San Francisco Giants. Lerch strung together three straight years with at least 10 wins for the Phillies (1977-1979) but then lost 14 games in 1981 and Philadelphia ended up trading him to […]

Swings and misses

Joe Simpson spent nine years playing in the majors with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Seattle Mariners and Kansas City Royals. In 605 games he hit .242 with nine home runs. He is notable as Gaylord Perry’s 3000th strikeout victim. Following his playing career, Simpson became a broadcaster. He has called Atlanta Braves games since 1992 […]

Swings and misses

Guy Sularz played in 108 games for the San Francisco Giants between 1980-1983, hitting .218 with one home run. He appeared in 63 games for the Giants in 1982 and hit .228 with his lone home run coming on August 24 off Hall of Famer Ferguson Jenkins, who was pitching for the Chicago Cubs. Bill […]

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 […]