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”

Swings and misses

Danny Cater spent 12 years in the majors, playing for the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White Sox, Kansas City/Oakland A’s, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals from 1964-1975. In 1,289 games he hit .276 with 66 home runs. He finished second to Carl Yastrzemski in the 1968 batting race. Cater hit .290Continue reading “Swings and misses”

Mike Bielecki

Bielecki pitched for 14 years in the majors, going 70-73 with a 4.18 ERA for five different teams from 1984-1997. His best seasons came for the Chicago Cubs, who he pitched for from 1988-1991. He went 18-7 with a 3.14 ERA in 212.1 innings in 1989, then won 13 games for the team in 1991Continue reading “Mike Bielecki”

Charlie Puleo

Puleo pitched for eight seasons in the majors, posting a 29-39 record with a 4.25 ERA in 180 games. He came up with the New York Mets in 1981 and went 9-9 in 171 innings for the team the following season. Following this promising start, the Mets dealt him to the Cincinnati Reds in aContinue reading “Charlie Puleo”

Swings and misses

An all-star in 1967, Steve Hargan pitched in 354 games during 12 years in the majors, posting an 87-107 career record with a 3.92 ERA. He played for the Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers, Toronto Blue Jays and Atlanta Braves but had the vast majority of his success with Cleveland at the beginning of his career.Continue reading “Swings and misses”

Sonny Jackson

Jackson spent 12 years playing in the majors, breaking in with the Houston Colt .45’s in 1963 and finishing with the Atlanta Braves in 1974. In between he appeared in 936 games, hitting .251 with seven home runs and 126 stolen bases. His best year came for Houston in 1966 when he hit .292 withContinue reading “Sonny Jackson”

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An all star in 1977, Jim Slaton won 151 games during 16 seasons in the majors, spent pitching for the Milwaukee Brewers, Detroit Tigers and California Angels. Slaton had 10 seasons where he won at least 10 games. His best year came in 1978 when he won 17 games for Milwaukee. He pitched in theContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Junior Moore

Moore played in 289 games for the Atlanta Braves and Chicago White Sox from 1976-1980. In 774 at bats he hit .264 with seven home runs. He had one full season as the Braves’ starting third baseman, appearing in 112 games in 1977 and hitting .260 with five home runs. Atlanta released him following theContinue reading “Junior Moore”

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”