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”

Mike Trombley

Trombley pitched for 11 years in the majors, breaking in with the Minnesota Twins in 1992 and finishing with the Twins in 2002. In between his two stints in Minnesota, he pitched for the Baltimore Orioles and Los Angeles Dodgers. In 509 games, Trombley posted a 37-47 record with 44 saves and a 4.48 ERA.Continue reading “Mike Trombley”

Geoff Combe

Combe pitched in 18 games for the Cincinnati Reds in 1980 and 1981. In 24.1 innings he posted one win, 19 strikeouts and an 8.51 ERA. Combe made no big league starts, but did finish six games for the Reds in 1981. He pitched professionally from 1975-1982. Combe fanned Dodgers legends Baker, Garvey and CeyContinue reading “Geoff Combe”

Swings and misses

Bob Gibson pitched in 98 games for the Milwaukee Brewers and New York Mets from 1983-1987. In 269.2 innings he went 12-18 with a 4.24 ERA and 13 saves. He had his best season while pitching for the Brewers in 1985. Gipson appeared in 41 games that year, and picked up six wins and 11Continue reading “Swings and misses”

Pat Bourque

Bourque spent parts of four seasons playing in the majors for the Chicago Cubs, Oakland A’s and Minnesota Twins. In 201 games he hit .215 with 12 home runs. He broke in with the Cubs in 1971 and had his most productive season two years later when he hit .204 with nine home runs, 29Continue reading “Pat Bourque”

Sir Hensley Meulens

Meulens spent parts of seven seasons in the majors, playing for the New York Yankees, Montreal Expos and Arizona Diamondbacks between 1989-1998. In 182 games he hit .220 with 15 home runs. He never reached 100 games played in a season. The closest he came was in 1991 when he played in 96 games forContinue reading “Sir Hensley Meulens”

Mark Knudson

Knudson pitched for eight seasons in the majors, breaking in with the Houston Astros in 1985 and finishing with the Colorado Rockies in 1993. In 121 games he posted a 24-29 career record with a 4.72 ERA. He spent most of his career with the Milwaukee Brewers and it was with the Brewers that heContinue reading “Mark Knudson”

Ricky Horton

Horton pitched for seven seasons in the majors, playing from 1984-1990 for the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers. In 325 games he posted a 32-27 record with 15 saves and a 3.76 ERA. Horton pitched mostly out of the bullpen although he did make 53 starts in his career. HisContinue reading “Ricky Horton”

Swings and misses

Hal Morris hit .304 during a 13-year career that saw him play for the New York Yankees, Cincinnati Reds, Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers from 1988-2000. He played just 30 games in two years for New York, then hit .340 in his official rookie season with the Reds, finishing third in the National LeagueContinue reading “Swings and misses”