Dane Iorg

Iorg spent 10 years serving as a reserve outfielder in the majors, playing eight of those years for the St. Louis Cardinals. He hit .276 with 14 home runs in 743 games. He came up with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1977 and was traded to the Cardinals the same year. He saw action in aContinue reading “Dane Iorg”

Pat Corrales

Corrales had a nine-year run as a backup catcher for the Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds and San Diego Padres from 1964-1973. He appeared in 300 games, hitting .216 with four home runs. He never played more than 63 games in a season. This happened in 1965 with the Phillies when he hitContinue reading “Pat Corrales”

Bill Almon

The number one pick in the 1974 draft, Almon spent 15 years playing in the majors for seven different teams. He hit .254 in 1,236 games with 25 home runs and 128 stolen bases. He was selected first by the San Diego Padres and he joined the team at the end of that season. HeContinue reading “Bill Almon”

Swings and misses

In 12 big league seasons Bob Skinner hit .277 with 103 home runs. He played for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1954-1963 with his best season coming for the team in 1962. He hit .302 with 20 home runs that year. He joined the Cincinnati Reds in 1963, then played for the St. Louis Cardinals forContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

An all star in 1974, Ralph Garr hit .306 in a 13-year career spent with the Atlanta Braves, Chicago White Sox and California Angels. Garr came up with the Braves in 1968 and played sparingly for the next three years. He became a regular in 1971 and responded by hitting .343 and scoring a career-highContinue reading “Swings and misses”

John Castino

The American League Rookie of the Year in 1979, Castino played for six seasons in the majors, hitting .278 with 41 home runs. His career was cut short by back problems that forced him to retire in 1984, but in the five full seasons he played he was one of the better infielders in theContinue reading “John Castino”

Swings and misses

Three more cards with no questionnaires arrived last week. An all star in 1982, Jim Clancy won 140 games during 15 years in the big leagues. He broke in with the Toronto Blue Jays in 1977 and was a 10-game winner the following year. Clancy won 13 games in 1980 and became a mainstay inContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

A five-time all star, Cecil Cooper spent 17 years in the big leagues, playing for the Boston Red Sox and Milwaukee Brewers the entire time. He hit .298 in his career with 241 home runs. Cooper’s career flourished after he was dealt from Boston to Milwaukee. In addition to his five trips to the All-StarContinue reading “Swings and misses”