Bob Kipper

Kipper pitched for eight seasons in the majors, coming up with the California Angels in 1985, then with the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1985-1991 and finally with the Minnesota Twins in 1992. In 271 games he went 27-37 with a 4.34 ERA. While he began his career as a starter, Kipper’s best seasons came while workingContinue reading “Bob Kipper”

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”

Gerald Alexander

Alexander pitched in 36 games for the Texas Rangers between 1990-1992, going 6-3 with a 5.79 ERA. He appeared in 30 games for the Rangers in 1991, which would make up the bulk of his big league experience. He made nine starts that season and won five games despite a 5.24 ERA. Alexander’s professional careerContinue reading “Gerald Alexander”

Cris Carpenter

Carpenter went 27-22 with a 3.91 ERA during eight years in the big leagues. He came up with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1988 and won 10 games pitching out of the bullpen for the team in 1991. His best year, however, might have been the next one. Once again working exclusively out of theContinue reading “Cris Carpenter”

Swings and misses

Frank Kreutzer went 8-18 during parts of six seasons spent pitching in the majors. He came up with the Chicago White Sox in 1962, then joined the Washington Senators in 1964. He remained with Washington until 1969 which would be his final year of pro ball. His best year came in 1964, which he splitContinue reading “Swings and misses”

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”

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”

Swings and misses

A three-time all star, Sparky Lyle pitched for 16 years in the majors, going 99-76 with a 2.88 ERA and 238 saves. He twice led the American League in saves, first with 35 for the New York Yankees in 1972, then again with 23 for the Yankees in 1976. He was an all star inContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Scott Servais

Servais caught for 11 years in the majors, breaking in with the Houston Astros in 1991 and finishing with the same team in 2001. In between he hit .245 with 63 home runs while playing for the Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants and Colorado Rockies. Servais’ best years came for the Cubs in the mid-90’s.Continue reading “Scott Servais”

Swings and misses

In 11 big league seasons Mark Whiten hit .259 with 105 home runs. Whiten played from 1990-2000 and made appearances for the Toronto Blue Jays, Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Cardinals, Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Phillies, Atlanta Braves, Seattle Mariners and New York Yankees. His best year came in 1993 while playing for the Cardinals. HeContinue reading “Swings and misses”