Bobby Witt

Witt won 142 games over a 16-year career that spanned from 1986-2001. He broke in with the Texas Rangers and won 11 games as a rookie. This would be one of seven seasons where he posted at least 10 wins. Witt went 17-10 with a 3.36 ERA for Texas in 1990. He also struck outContinue reading “Bobby Witt”

Swings and misses

Bill Long pitched for six years in the majors, breaking in with the Chicago White Sox in 1985 and finishing with the Montreal Expos in 1991. In 159 games, Long went 27-27 with a 4.37 ERA. He won eight games twice for the ChiSox, first in 1987 and again in 1989. The only other teamContinue 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”

Luis Alicea

Alicea spent 13 years in the majors. He hit .260 with 47 home runs while playing for the St. Louis Cardinals, Boston Red Sox, Anaheim Angels, Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals between 1988-2002. Alicea primarily played second base and was a starter for most of his career. He had his best year while withContinue reading “Luis Alicea”

Swings and misses

Hall of Fame manager Tony LaRussa spent six years as a reserve infielder in the majors, playing for the Kansas City/Oakland A’s, Atlanta Braves and Chicago Cubs from 1963-1973. In 132 games he hit .199 with no home runs. His busiest year was 1970 with Oakland. He played in 52 games that season and hitContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

Danny Darwin pitched for 21 years in the big leagues, winning 171 games for nine teams. He came up with the Texas Rangers in 1978 and won 13 games for them in 1980. He led the National League in ERA (2.21) in 1990 while pitching for the Houston Astros. Darwin posted double-digits in wins sevenContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

Ed Romero spent 12 years in the big leagues, hitting .247 with eight home run in 730 games. Used mostly as a backup infielder, he played for the Milwaukee Brewers, Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves and Detroit Tigers. He saw action in 116 games for Milwaukee in 1984 and played in 100 games for theContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

These four cards came back signed, but without letters. I also received a couple letters without cards, which makes it pretty hard to identify just who sent them. But we will deal with those later. For now let’s look at this week’s swings and misses. Mickey Stanley won the Gold Glove four times and finishedContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

Two more cards returned sans survey. Ken Holtzman pitched two no-hitters for the Chicago Cubs in the 1970’s. A two-time all star, he won the World Series three times with the Oakland A’s, in 1972, 1973 and 1974. Holtzman won 174 games in the his big league career. He was 21-13 for the 1973 A’s,Continue reading “Swings and misses”