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”

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”