Floyd Rayford

Rayford spent seven years in the majors, playing for the Baltimore Orioles and St. Louis Cardinals between 1980-1987. He played in eight games for Baltimore in 1980, then returned to the minors for the 1981 season. He was back with the big club the following year and stuck around in the big leagues for theContinue reading “Floyd Rayford”

Bill Dawley

An all star as a rookie in 1983, Dawley pitched for seven seasons in the majors, going 27-30 with a 3.42 ERA for the Houston Astros, Chicago White Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies and Oakland A’s from 1983-1989. He came up and made an immediate impact for Houston, going 6-6 with a 2.82 ERAContinue reading “Bill Dawley”

Donnie Scott

Scott spent parts of four seasons catching for the Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners and Cincinnati Reds between 1983 and 1991. In 173 games he hit .217 with seven home runs. He enjoyed his two most productive years in 1984 and 1985 while playing for the Rangers and Mariners. He hit .221 with three home runsContinue reading “Donnie Scott”

Swings and misses

An all-star in 1983, Atlee Hammaker pitched for 12 years in the majors, going 59-67 with a 3.66 ERA. He pitched from 1981-1995 for the Kansas City Royals, San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres and Chicago White Sox. He won 12 games for the Giants in 1982, then won 10 more to go with aContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Rudy Law

Law spent seven seasons playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals. He appeared in 749 games between 1978-1986 and hit .271 with 18 home runs and 228 stolen bases. He was a regular for the Dodgers in 1980, hitting .260 in 128 games, but spent the next year inContinue reading “Rudy Law”

Swings and misses

Matt Alexander spent parts of nine seasons playing in the majors, breaking in with the Chicago Cubs in 1973 and finishing with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1981. He hit .214 and stole 103 bases in his career. He did not ever hit a home run. His best season came for the Oakland A’s in 1977Continue reading “Swings and misses”

Sam Khalifa

Khalifa played in 164 games for the Pittsburgh Pirates between 1985-1987. In 488 at bats, he hit .219 with two home runs. He was the Pirates starting shortstop for the majority of his rookie season. He appeared in 95 games that year and hit .238 with both his home runs. However, his average dropped belowContinue reading “Sam Khalifa”

John Felske

Felske played in 54 games for the Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers between 1968 and 1973. In 104 at bats he hit .135 with one home run, nine RBIs and seven runs scored. Following his playing career, Felske went on to coach and manage in the majors. He was the Philadelphia Phillies skipper from 1985-1987,Continue reading “John Felske”

Swings and misses

A six-time all star and a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame class of 2019, Harold Baines spent 22 years terrorizing pitchers while playing for five different teams from 1980-2001. The first selection in the 1977 draft, Baines is most notable for playing for the Chicago White Sox. He spent his first nine seasonsContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Jim Acker

Acker spent a decade pitching in the majors, posting a 33-49 record with 30 saves and a 3.97 ERA for the Toronto Blue Jays, Atlanta Braves and Seattle Mariners from 1983-1992. Primarily pitching in relief, his season high for wins was just seven, which came in 1985 for the Blue Jays. He also saved 10Continue reading “Jim Acker”