Bobby Mitchell

Mitchell played for four seasons in the majors, breaking in with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1980 and finishing with the Minnesota Twins in 1983. In 202 games, he hit .243 with three home runs. He was Minnesota’s starting center fielder in 1982 and played in 124 games. He hit .249 that season with 48Continue reading “Bobby Mitchell”

Swings and misses

Frank Riccelli pitched in 17 games for the San Francisco Giants and Houston Astros between 1976 and 1979. He went 3-3 with a 4.39 ERA in 41 big-league innings. Craig Minetto pitched in 55 games for the Oakland A’s from 1978-1981. He won one game, save another, lost seven and had a 5.40 ERA inContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Bryan Little

Little played for five seasons in the majors, hitting .245 with three home runs in 327 games. He broke in with the Montreal Expos in 1982 and stayed there until 1985 when he was traded to the Chicago White Sox. He split the 1986 season between the ChiSox and the New York Yankees. That wouldContinue reading “Bryan Little”

Bud Anderson

Anderson pitched in 64 games for the Cleveland Indians in 1982 and 1983. He went 4-10 with a 3.68 ERA and seven saves while making six starts. He pitched in the minors from 1977-1985. The final game of Carl Yastrzemski’s storied career came on October 2, 1983 at Fenway Park in Boston. Anderson was onContinue reading “Bud Anderson”

Swings and misses

Paul Smith appeared in 223 games for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs, hitting .270 with seven home runs. He came up with the Pirates in 1953 and had the best year of his career, posting a .283 average with four home runs and 44 RBIs. Smith did not play in the majors (or theContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Ben Oglivie

A three-time all star, Oglivie spent 16 years patrolling major league outfields for the Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers and most notably, the Milwaukee Brewers. He came up with the Red Sox in 1971, then was dealt to the Tigers in 1973. A couple years later he was a regular for Detroit. He hit 21Continue reading “Ben Oglivie”