Bill Dawley

An all star as a rookie in 1983, Dawley pitched for seven seasons in the majors, going 27-30 with a 3.42 ERA for the Houston Astros, Chicago White Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies and Oakland A’s from 1983-1989. He came up and made an immediate impact for Houston, going 6-6 with a 2.82 ERAContinue reading “Bill Dawley”

Max Alvis

A two-time all star, Alvis spent nine years playing third base in the majors, mostly for the Cleveland Indians, between 1962-1970. He played in 12 games for Cleveland in 1962, then took over as the team’s starting third baseman the following season. He had a fine rookie campaign, hitting .274 with a career-high 22 homeContinue reading “Max Alvis”

Ken Schrom

An all-star in 1986, Schrom pitched for seven seasons in the big leagues, compiling a 51-51 record and a 4.81 ERA in 176 games. Schrom came up with the Toronto Blue Jays in 1980 but pitched sparingly for the club over the next three years. He was released by Toronto at the end of theContinue reading “Ken Schrom”

Ray Herbert

An all star in 1962, Herbert pitched for 14 years in the majors, winning 104 games with a 4.01 ERA. He came up with the Detroit Tigers in 1950 and saw limited action over the next two years. After missing 1952 to military service, Herbert returned to the Tigers in 1953 and pitched in 43Continue reading “Ray Herbert”

Mike Easler

Nicknamed “The Hitman”, Easler spent parts of 14 years playing in the majors. He came up with the Houston Astros in 1973 and spent three seasons there. He made a brief stop with the California Angles in 1976 before joining the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1977. It took a couple years, but Easler eventually became aContinue reading “Mike Easler”

Ken McBride

A three-time all star, McBride pitched for seven seasons in the big leagues, winning 40 games in the process. He pitched in 16 games for the Chicago White Sox in 1959 and 1960, then was selected by the Los Angeles Angels in the 1960 expansion draft. McBride found immediate success with the Halos, winning 12Continue reading “Ken McBride”

Swings and misses

Three more cards with no questionnaires arrived last week. An all star in 1982, Jim Clancy won 140 games during 15 years in the big leagues. He broke in with the Toronto Blue Jays in 1977 and was a 10-game winner the following year. Clancy won 13 games in 1980 and became a mainstay inContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Jim Colborn

An all-star in 1973, Colborn went 83-88 during 10 years in the majors. He was 20-12 for the Milwaukee Brewers in 1973, earning his lone All-Star Game appearance and finishing sixth in the Cy Young vote. The Brewers eventually sent Colborn to the Kansas City Royals where he won 18 games in 1977. He alsoContinue reading “Jim Colborn”

Steve Rogers

The Montreal Expos’ franchise leader in wins, Rogers career spanned from 1973-1985, all with Montreal. A five-time all star, Rogers won 158 games for the Expos. He was second in the Rookie of the Year vote in 1973 and second in the Cy Young in 1982. He also finished fifth in the Cy Young inContinue reading “Steve Rogers”

Tom Hume

An all star in 1982, Hume pitched for 11 years in the majors, going 57-71 with 92 saves. He came up with the Cincinnati Reds in 1977 and soon became a fixture in their bullpen. He saved 17 games in 1979, then led the National League in games finished (62) in 1980 while saving 25Continue reading “Tom Hume”