Swings and misses

Due to the fact we were out of town for two weeks and not getting our mail, we’ve got a lot of these to log. So, enjoy this super, super-sized swings and misses! Curt Simmons won 193 games pitching mostly for the Philadelphia Phillies and St. Louis Cardinals from 1947-1967. He made the National LeagueContinue reading “Swings and misses”

George Zuverink

Zuverink pitched for eight seasons in the big leagues, compiling a 32-36 career record with 40 saves. He came up with the Cleveland Indians in 1951 and pitched in 16 games over the next two seasons. Primarily a reliever, Zuverink made 25 of his 31 career starts for the Detroit Tigers in 1954. He wasContinue reading “George Zuverink”

Kiko Garcia

The starting shortstop for the 1979 American League Champion Baltimore Orioles, Garcia spent 10 years playing in the major leagues, hitting .239 with 12 career home runs for three different teams. Mainly a reserve, Garcia came up with the Orioles in 1976 and was the team’s starting shortstop for their run to the 1979 WorldContinue reading “Kiko Garcia”

Paul Mitchell

Mitchell pitched in 125 major league games from 1975-1980. He came up with the Baltimore Orioles, appearing in 11 games for them in his rookie season. He joined the Oakland A’s in 1976 and had the best year of his career, going 9-7 in 26 starts. The A’s sent him to the Seattle Mariners inContinue reading “Paul Mitchell”

Doug DeCinces

DeCinces blasted 237 home runs during a 15-year career that began in 1973 and concluded in 1987. He had a taste of the big leagues in 1973 when he broke in with the Baltimore Orioles. He continued to shuffle between the minors and the majors for the next two seasons but became the Orioles everydayContinue reading “Doug DeCinces”

Swings and misses

It has been a while since we’ve done one of these, but we got a bunch of letters back in the mail this weekend so now seemed like a good time. These cards came back with signatures, but no surveys. Andy Etchebarren caught for 15 years in the major leagues, mostly for the Baltimore Orioles,Continue reading “Swings and misses”

Jose Morales

One of the premier pinch hitters of the 1970’s, Morales had a solid 12-year run through the majors that saw him compile a .287 career average to go along with 26 home runs. He only appeared in over 100 games twice, first with the Montreal Expos in 1976 and again with the Minnesota Twins inContinue reading “Jose Morales”

Merv Rettenmund

Rettenmund played for 13 seasons in the majors, coming up with the Baltimore Orioles in 1968 and finishing with the California Angels in 1980. He finished 19th in the 1971 MVP vote while playing for Baltimore. Appearing in a career-high 141 games, Rettenmund hit .318 that year with 11 home runs, 75 RBI and 81Continue reading “Merv Rettenmund”

Willie Tasby

Tasby played for six years in the major leagues, coming up with the Baltimore Orioles in 1958 and finishing with the Cleveland Indians in 1963. After appearing in 18 games in 1958, Tasby enjoyed a solid rookie season for the Orioles in 1959. He hit .250 that year with 13 home runs, 48 RBI andContinue reading “Willie Tasby”