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”

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. InContinue reading “John Candelaria”

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 theContinue reading “Bert Roberge”

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 toContinue reading “Randy Lerch”

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 1992Continue reading “Swings and misses”

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. BillContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Bob Molinaro

Between 1975-1983, Molinaro played in 401 big-league games for five different teams. He hit .264 with 14 career home runs in 803 at bats. Molinaro’s two best seasons came for the Chicago White Sox. He appeared in 105 games for the ChiSox in 1978 and hit .262 with six home runs, 27 RBIs, 39 runsContinue reading “Bob Molinaro”

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 RBIsContinue reading “Dave Edwards”

Swings and misses

From 1959-1961, Dan Dobbek hit .208 with 15 home runs while playing in 198 games for the Washington Senators/Minnesota Twins. He spent one full year with Washington, 1960, and hit .218 with 10 of his career home runs. His professional career lasted until 1963. Mark Brouhard spent six seasons as a reserve outfielder for theContinue reading “Swings and misses”