Wilson Alvarez

An all-star in 1994, Alvarez won 102 games during a 14-year career that saw him pitch from 1989-2005. He arrived in the majors as a 19-year old with the Texas Rangers but made his mark with the Chicago White Sox a couple years later. Alvarez went 15-8 with a 2.94 ERA for Chicago in 1993Continue reading “Wilson Alvarez”

Bill Landrum

Landrum pitched for eight seasons in the majors, going 18-15 with 58 saves and a 3.39 ERA for the Cincinnati Reds, Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates and Montreal Expos from 1986-1993. He enjoyed a solid year as the Pirates’ closer in 1989. He saved 26 games for Pittsburgh that season and had a sparkling 1.67 ERA.Continue reading “Bill Landrum”

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”

Les Lancaster

Lancaster pitched for seven seasons in the majors, going 41-28 with 22 saves and a 4.05 ERA for the Chicago Cubs, Detroit Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals from 1987-1993. He won eight games as a rookie for the Cubs and made 18 career starts which would be his career high. He moved to the bullpenContinue reading “Les Lancaster”

Swings and misses

Dave Schmidt went 54-55 with 50 saves during a 12-year career spent pitching with the Texas Rangers, Chicago White Sox, Baltimore Orioles, Montreal Expos and Seattle Mariners. He had six wins, 12 saves and a 2.56 in 1984 for the Rangers, then won 10 games for the Orioles in 1987. He went 10-13 in hisContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

George Frazier went 35-43 with a 4.20 ERA during a 10-year big league career that saw him pitch for the St. Louis Cardinals, New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians, Chicago Cubs and Minnesota Twins. Frazier did not make a start in his entire career and mostly worked as a set-up man. He posted 29 total saves,Continue reading “Swings and misses”

Bryn Smith

Smith pitched for 13 years in the big leagues, going 108-94 with a 3.53 ERA while playing for the Montreal Expos, St. Louis Cardinals and Colorado Rockies from 1981-1993. Smith was 18-5 with a 2.91 ERA for the Expos in 1985. This was easily his best year. He strung together a string of six straightContinue reading “Bryn Smith”