Dave LaPoint

LaPoint pitched for nine different teams during 12 years in the majors. In 294 games he posted an 80-86 record with a 4.02 ERA. LaPoint broke in with the Milwaukee Brewers in 1980, then went on to pitch for the St. Louis Cardinals, San Francisco Giants, Detroit Tigers, San Diego Padres, Chicago White Sox, PittsburghContinue reading “Dave LaPoint”

Lorenzo Gray

Gray played in 58 games for the Chicago White Sox from 1982-1983. In 106 at bats, he hit .208 with one home run. He played professionally from 1976-1985. Gray made his major league debut on July 8, 1982, at Comiskey Park against the Detroit Tigers. He entered the game as a pinch runner for VanceContinue reading “Lorenzo Gray”

John Stuper

Stuper pitched for four seasons in the majors, going 32-28 with a 3.96 ERA for the St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds between 1982-1985. He had his best year in 1983 while playing for St. Louis. He won 12 games that season to go with a 3.68 ERA in 198 innings pitched. Stuper was aContinue reading “John Stuper”

Doug Gwosdz

Gwosdz played in 69 games for the San Diego Padres from 1981-1984. In 104 at bats he hit .144 with one home run. His professional career stretched from 1978-1989. Gwosdz was a member of the Padres’ team that reached the 1984 World Series where they took on the Detroit Tigers. Gwosdz did not play inContinue reading “Doug Gwosdz”

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”

Rick Peters

Peters spent parts of five seasons in the majors, playing for the Detroit Tigers and Oakland A’s, between 1979 and 1986. In 307 games, Peters hit .277 with two home runs and 20 stolen bases. He was a starter for Detroit in 1980, playing 133 games, mostly in the outfield. He hit .291 that seasonContinue reading “Rick Peters”

Swings and misses

Howard Bailey pitched in 50 games for the Detroit Tigers from 1981-1983. In 118.2 innings he posted a 6-9 record with a 5.23 ERA. Nate Snell pitched for four seasons in the majors, breaking in with the Baltimore Orioles in 1984 and finishing with the Detroit Tigers in 1987. In 104 games, he went 7-6Continue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

Bob Gibson pitched in 98 games for the Milwaukee Brewers and New York Mets from 1983-1987. In 269.2 innings he went 12-18 with a 4.24 ERA and 13 saves. He had his best season while pitching for the Brewers in 1985. Gipson appeared in 41 games that year, and picked up six wins and 11Continue reading “Swings and misses”

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

An all-star in 1973, Manny Mota spent 20 years playing in the majors for the San Francisco Giants, Pittsburgh Pirates, Montreal Expos and Los Angeles Dodgers. In 1,536 games he hit .304 with 31 home runs. A superb pinch hitter, Mota retired as the all-time leader in pinch hits with 150. His mark has sinceContinue reading “Swings and misses”