Jim Acker

Acker spent a decade pitching in the majors, posting a 33-49 record with 30 saves and a 3.97 ERA for the Toronto Blue Jays, Atlanta Braves and Seattle Mariners from 1983-1992. Primarily pitching in relief, his season high for wins was just seven, which came in 1985 for the Blue Jays. He also saved 10Continue reading “Jim Acker”

Jody Davis

A two-time all star, Davis spent 10 years playing for the Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves. In 1,082 games he hit .245 with 127 home runs. He broke in with the Cubs in 1981 and became the team’s starting catcher the next season. He hit .274 with 24 home runs, 84 RBIs and 56 runsContinue reading “Jody Davis”

Swings and misses

Vic Correll¬†hit .229 with 29 home runs during parts of eight big-league seasons that spanned from 1972-1980. He appeared in one game for the Boston Red Sox in 1972, then returned to the majors with the Atlanta Braves in 1974. He played in 103 games for the team the following season and had his mostContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Jeff Reardon

A four-time all star, Reardon pitched for 16 years in the majors, posting a 73-77 record with 367 saves and a 3.16 ERA. He first came up with the New York Mets in 1979 and was dealt to the Montreal Expos in 1981. His career took off in Montreal as he became the team’s closerContinue reading “Jeff Reardon”

Milt Thompson

Thompson spent 13 seasons playing in the majors, breaking in with the Atlanta Braves in 1984 and finishing with the Colorado Rockies in 1996. In between he had many productive seasons for the Philadelphia Phillies and St. Louis Cardinals. He also spent time with the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers. In 1,359 games, ThompsonContinue reading “Milt Thompson”

Swings and misses

Jerry Turner spent a decade playing in the majors, first with the San Diego Padres, then with the Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers before returning to the Padres to retire. He came up with San Diego in 1974 and was a regular for the team by 1976. He hit 10 home runs and stoleContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Jay Howell

A three-time all star, Howell pitched for 15 years in the majors, starting with the Cincinnati Reds in 1980 and finishing with the Texas Rangers in 1994. In between those years he was one of the best relief pitchers in baseball. After a stop with the Chicago Cubs in 1981 and three years with theContinue reading “Jay Howell”

Swings and misses

A member of the 1969 Miracle Mets, J.C. Martin spent 14 years catching in the big leagues, playing for the Chicago White Sox, New York Mets and Chicago Cubs from 1959-1972. In 908 games Martin hit .222 with 32 home runs. The best season of Martin’s career came in 1961 when he played in 110Continue reading “Swings and misses”

Luis Gomez

Gomez spent eight years playing in the big leagues for the Minnesota Twins, Toronto Blue Jays and Atlanta Braves. From 1974-1981 he ¬†appeared in 609 games and hit .210 with no career home runs. Gomez was primarily a reserve infielder, but did play in 153 games for the Blue Jays in 1978. He hit .223Continue reading “Luis Gomez”

Swings and misses

Larry Haney spent parts of 12 seasons in the big leagues, playing for five different teams between 1966-1978. In 480 games he hit .215 with 12 home runs. Haney played for the Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Pilots, Oakland A’s, St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers. He was a member of the A’s team that won theContinue reading “Swings and misses”