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”

Kurt Stillwell

An all star in 1988, Stillwell spent nine years in the majors, hitting .249 with 34 home runs in 998 games. He broke in with the Cincinnati Reds in 1986 and was immediately a starter for the team, playing in 104 games as a rookie and 131 the next season. The Reds dealt him toContinue reading “Kurt Stillwell”

Swings and misses

A three-time all star, Chili Davis hit 350 home runs during a 19-year career that spanned from 1981-1999. In 2,435 games, Davis hit .274 with 2,380 hits and 1,372 RBIs. Davis was an all star in 1984 and 1986 while playing for the San Francisco Giants and in 1994 for the California Angels. He hitContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Ed Vande Berg

From 1982-1988 Vande Berg pitched for four different teams, going 25-28 with a 3.92 ERA and 22 saves. He came up with the Seattle Mariners and enjoyed the best year of his career as a rookie. Vande Berg won nine games in 1982 for Seattle while pitching in a league-high 78 contests. He posted aContinue reading “Ed Vande Berg”

Zane Smith

Smith won 100 games during a 13-year career that spanned from 1984-1996. He broke in with the Atlanta Braves and was a 15-game winner for the team in 1987, the same year he led the National League in starts (36). Smith reached double-digit wins again in 1990 when he won 12 games while pitching forContinue reading “Zane Smith”