Swings and misses

Jay Aldrich pitched in 62 games for the Milwaukee Brewers, Atlanta Braves, and Baltimore Orioles between 1987 and 1990. In 108.2 innings he posted a 6-5 record with two saves and a 4.72 ERA. Tom Newell saw action in two games for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1987. He pitched one inning and gave up fourContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Dwayne Henry

Henry pitched for 11 years in the majors, coming up with the Texas Rangers in 1984 and finishing with the Detroit Tigers in 1995. In 256 games he went 14-15 with 14 saves and a 4.65 ERA. He also played for the Houston Astros, Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds and Seattle Mariners. Henry had his bestContinue reading “Dwayne Henry”

Swings and misses

Jaime Cocanower pitched in 79 games for the Milwaukee Brewers from 1983-1986. In 365.2 innings he posted a 16-25 record with a 3.99 ERA. He made 27 starts for Milwaukee in 1984 and went 8-16 with a 4.02 ERA. John Stefero played in 79 games for the Baltimore Orioles and Montreal Expos between 1983 andContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Chris Hammond

Hammond pitched for 14 years in the majors, posting a 66-62 career record with a 4.14 ERA. He came up in 1990 with the Cincinnati Reds. He won 11 games for the Florida Marlins in 1993, which would be his career high. He went on to pitch for the Boston Red Sox before returning toContinue reading “Chris Hammond”

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”

Mark Grant

Grant pitched for eight years in the majors, compiling a 22-32 record with a 4.32 ERA and eight saves. He came up in 1984 with the San Francisco Giants but spent the following season back in the minors. He was up for good with San Francisco in 1986 but the Giants dealt him to theContinue reading “Mark Grant”

Rod Gilbreath

Gilbreath spent seven seasons playing in the Atlanta Braves infield. He came up in 1972 and by 1976 he was the team’s starting second baseman. He held the spot for two years, then shifted between second and third base in 1978, which would be his last year in the big leagues. He spent two seasonsContinue reading “Rod Gilbreath”

Swings and misses

Benny Distefano played in 240 games for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Houston Astros between 1984-1992. In 360 at bats, he hit .228 with seven home runs. In between his stints in the majors, Distefano played in Venezuela and Japan. He is the last left-handed throwing catcher to appear in an MLB game, catching three timesContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Dion James

James spent 11 years in the majors, playing for the Milwaukee Brewers, Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees. He broke in with the Brewers in 1983 for an 11-game cup of coffee. He was back the next season and played in 128 games while hitting .295 and swiping 10 bases, making him theContinue reading “Dion James”

Swings and misses

The 1968 American League Rookie of the Year, Stan Bahnsen spent 16 years pitching in the majors, going 146-149 for six teams from 1966-1982. Bahnsen won 17 games and had a 2.05 ERA for the New York Yankees in 1968, which was good enough to get him the Rookie of the Year award. He wonContinue reading “Swings and misses”