Swings and misses

Dave Owen played in 92 games for the Chicago Cubs and Kansas City Royals between 1983 and 1988. In 139 at bats, he hit .194 with one home run. He is the older brother of former major league shortstop Spike Owen. Dave Meier appeared in 145 games for the Minnesota Twins, Texas Rangers and ChicagoContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

Willie Norwood played in 294 games for the Minnesota Twins from 1977-1980. In 854 at bats he hit .242 with 18 home runs and 41 stolen bases. Norwood was Minnesota’s starting left fielder in 1978 and delivered a fantastic season. in 125 games that year he hit .255 with 25 stolen bases and eight homeContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

Bobby Ramos spent parts of six seasons in the majors. He played for the Montreal Expos, and briefly for the New York Yankees, between 1978-1984. In 103 career games, he hit .190 with four home runs. Ramos had a successful run as a minor league manager, and later a coach, following his playing career. MikeContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Ricky Horton

Horton pitched for seven seasons in the majors, playing from 1984-1990 for the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers. In 325 games he posted a 32-27 record with 15 saves and a 3.76 ERA. Horton pitched mostly out of the bullpen although he did make 53 starts in his career. HisContinue reading “Ricky Horton”

Marvis Foley

Foley played in 203 games for the Chicago White Sox and Texas Rangers between 1978-1984. In 419 at bats, he hit .224 with 12 home runs. Typically serving as a reserve catcher, Foley caught a career-high 64 games for the White Sox in 1980, hitting .212 with four home runs. After his playing career ended,Continue reading “Marvis Foley”

Swings and misses

Chuck Porter pitched for the Milwaukee Brewers from 1981-1985. In 54 games he went 13-13 with a 4.14 ERA. He won six games and had a 3.87 ERA in 1984, which was his best year in the majors. The brother of Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Billy Ripken spent 12 years in the majors, playingContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Dennis Rasmussen

Dennis Rasmussen pitched for 12 years in the majors, breaking in with the San Diego Padres in 1983 and finishing with the Kansas City Royals in 1995. In between, he posted six double-digit win seasons, including going 18-6 for the New York Yankees in 1986. He won 13 games the next year, which he splitContinue reading “Dennis Rasmussen”

Swings and misses

Milt May played for 15 years in the majors, breaking in with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1970 and finishing back with the Pirates in 1984. In between he also played for the Houston Astros, Detroit Tigers, Chicago White Sox and San Francisco Giants. In 1,192 games May hit .263 with 77 home runs. He hadContinue reading “Swings and misses”