Rafael Palmeiro

Palmeiro spent 20 years in the majors and amassed 3,020 hits and 569 home runs. He was a four-time all star, in addition to winning three Gold Gloves and two Silver Slugger awards. He broke in with the Chicago Cubs in 1986 and made his first all-star team while playing for them in 1988. However,Continue reading “Rafael Palmeiro”

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

Jaime Cocanower pitched in 79 games for the Milwaukee Brewers from 1983-1986. In 365.2 innings he posted a 16-25 record with a 3.99 ERA. He made 27 starts for Milwaukee in 1984 and went 8-16 with a 4.02 ERA. John Stefero played in 79 games for the Baltimore Orioles and Montreal Expos between 1983 andContinue 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”

Doug Corbett

An all-star in 1981, Corbett pitched for the Minnesota Twins, California Angels and Baltimore Orioles during an eight-year major league career. Corbett was third in the American League Rookie of the Year vote in 1980, posting a 8-6 mark with 23 saves and a 1.98 ERA for the Twins. He was an all-star the nextContinue reading “Doug Corbett”

Swings and misses

Brad Gulden played in 182 games for the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, Seattle Mariners, Montreal Expos, Cincinnati Reds and San Francisco Giants between 1978 and 1986. He hit .200 with five home runs while serving primarily as a reserve catcher. He was the Reds starting catcher in 1984, playing in 107 games whileContinue 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”

Swings and misses

A nine-time all star and a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2008, Goose Gossage won 124 games and saved 310 more while pitching for the Chicago White Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Yankees, San Diego Padres, Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants, Texas Rangers, Oakland A’s and Seattle Mariners from 1972-1994. GossageContinue 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”

Swings and misses

Jim Winn went 12-17 with a 4.67 ERA during six big-league seasons. He arrived in the majors with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1983 but pitched in just 16 games his first two years. He became a regular part of Pittsburgh’s bullpen over the next two seasons and enjoyed what was probably the best year ofContinue reading “Swings and misses”