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”

Swings and misses

Somehow I ended up sending letters to Jim Wohlford twice, so this is his second appearance in this section. He played for 15 years in the majors, hitting .260 with 21 home runs while serving mainly as a reserve outfielder for the Kansas City Royals, Milwaukee Brewers, San Francisco Giants and Montreal Expos. Cory SnyderContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Scott Bailes

Bailes pitched for nine seasons in the majors, going 39-44 with a 4.95 ERA for the Cleveland Indians, California Angels and Texas Rangers. He came up with Cleveland in 1986 and won 10 games and saved another seven while pitching mostly in relief for the Tribe. He continued shifting between the rotation and the bullpenContinue reading “Scott Bailes”

Jody Davis

A two-time all star, Davis spent 10 years playing for the Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves. In 1,082 games he hit .245 with 127 home runs. He broke in with the Cubs in 1981 and became the team’s starting catcher the next season. He hit .274 with 24 home runs, 84 RBIs and 56 runsContinue reading “Jody Davis”

Steve Farr

Farr pitched for four different teams over an 11-year career that spanned from 1984-1994. In 509 big league games, he went 48-45 with a 3.25 ERA and 132 saves. He came up with the Cleveland Indians and lost 11 games as a rookie in 1984. Cleveland released him at the end of the season andContinue reading “Steve Farr”

Ken Phelps

Phelps spent 11 seasons in the big leagues, playing for six teams and hitting .239 with 123 home runs. He broke in with the Kansas City Royals in 1980 and played 10 games for the Montreal Expos in 1982 before finding a home with the Seattle Mariners in 1983. Phelps hit 24 home runs inContinue reading “Ken Phelps”

Swings and misses

Larry Haney spent parts of 12 seasons in the big leagues, playing for five different teams between 1966-1978. In 480 games he hit .215 with 12 home runs. Haney played for the Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Pilots, Oakland A’s, St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers. He was a member of the A’s team that won theContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

A two-time world champion, Greg Gagne played for 15 years in the majors, hitting .254 with 111 home runs in 1,798 games. He played from 1983-1997 and made appearances for the Minnesota Twins, Kansas City Royals and Los Angeles Dodgers. His best years came while playing shortstop for the Twins. He was Minnesota’s starting shortstopContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Mark Gubicza

A two-time all star, Gubicza pitched for 14 seasons in the majors, mostly for the Kansas City Royals, from 1984-1997. He broke in with Kansas City and immediately made an impact, winning 10 years his first season and finishing seventh in the American League Rookie of the Year vote. Gubicza went on to post double-digitContinue reading “Mark Gubicza”