Jim Poole

Poole pitched for 11 seasons in the majors, breaking in with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1990 and finishing with the Montreal Expos in 2000. In between, he pitched for the Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies and Detroit Tigers. In 431 games, Poole went 22-12 with a 4.31 ERAContinue reading “Jim Poole”

Darren Holmes

Holmes pitched for 13 years in the majors, playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, Colorado Rockies, New York Yankees, Arizona Diamondbacks, St. Louis Cardinals, Baltimore Orioles and Atlanta Braves between 1990 and 2003. In 557 big league games, Holmes went 35-33 with a 4.25 ERA and 59 saves. Holmes enjoyed the best yearContinue reading “Darren Holmes”

Swings and misses

Craig Chamberlain pitched in 15 games for the Kansas City Royals in 1979 and 1980. He went 4-5 with a 4.10 ERA in 79 innings pitched. He was quite effective for Kansas City as a rookie in 1979. He made 10 starts that season and threw four complete games while earning his four career winsContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Bob MacDonald

MacDonald pitched for six seasons in the majors, breaking in with the Toronto Blue Jays in 1990 and finishing with the New York Mets in 1996. In between, he pitched for the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees. He also pitched one season in Japan for the Hanshin Tigers. In 197 games, MacDonald posted anContinue reading “Bob MacDonald”

Wes Chamberlain

Chamberlain played for six years in the majors, breaking in with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1990 and finishing with the Boston Red Sox in 1995. In 385 games he hit .260 with 38 home runs. He had a strong showing for the Phillies in 1991 as he hit .240 with 13 home runs, 50 RBIsContinue reading “Wes Chamberlain”

John Wehner

Wehner played for 11 seasons for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Florida Marlins from 1991-2001. In 461 games he hit .249 with four home runs. Wehner hit .308 in 52 games for the Pirates in 1995 but had his most productive season the following year when he hit .259 while setting career highs in RBIs (13)Continue reading “John Wehner”

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”