Butch Davis

Davis played in 166 games for the Kansas City Royals, Pittsburgh Pirates, Baltimore Orioles, Los Angeles Dodgers and Texas Rangers between 1983 and 1994. In 453 at bats he hit .243 with seven home runs. Davis never played in more than 62 games in a season. That happened in 1993 while he was with theContinue reading “Butch Davis”

Swings and misses

A two-time all star, Jimmie Hall played for eight years in the majors, hitting .254 with 121 home runs for the Minnesota Twins, California Angels, Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees, Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves from 1963-1970. Hall blasted 33 home runs for the Twins as a rookie and finished third in the American LeagueContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Randy Johnson (third baseman)

Johnson played in 204 games for the Atlanta Braves from 1982-1984. In 484 at bats he hit .267 with six home runs. His best season was actually his last in the big leagues. He played in 91 games in 1984 and hit .279 with five home runs. On Sept. 6, 1984, Johnson broke a 2-2Continue reading “Randy Johnson (third baseman)”

Swings and misses

Mike Barlow pitched for seven seasons in the majors, playing for the St. Louis Cardinals, Houston Astros, California Angels and Toronto Blue Jays from 1975-1981. In 133 games he posted a 10-6 record with a 4.63 ERA and six saves. Mike Griffin appeared in 67 games for the New York Yankees, Chicago Cubs, San DiegoContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Jeff Twitty

Twitty appeared in 13 games for the Kansas City Royals in 1980. He went 2-1 with a 6.04 ERA. He pitched professionally from 1979-1982. Twitty made his major league debut on July 5, 1980, against the Mariners in Kansas City. He entered the game in the fifth inning in relief of starter Renie Martin andContinue reading “Jeff Twitty”

Dave Van Gorder

Van Gorder appeared in 183 games for the Cincinnati Reds and Baltimore Orioles between 1982 and 1987. In 420 at bats he hit .212 with three home runs. Van Gorder was typically a backup, but did catch 70 games for Cincinnati in 1985. He hit .238 that season with two home runs and 24 RBIs.Continue reading “Dave Van Gorder”

Luis Tiant

Tiant pitched for 19 years in the majors, compiling a 229-172 record and a 3.30 ERA, while playing for the Cleveland Indians, Minnesota Twins, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, and California Angels from 1964-1982. Tiant went 10-4 as a rookie for the Indians and won at least 10 games over his firstContinue reading “Luis Tiant”

Rafael Palmeiro

Palmeiro spent 20 years in the majors and amassed 3,020 hits and 569 home runs. He was a four-time all star, in addition to winning three Gold Gloves and two Silver Slugger awards. He broke in with the Chicago Cubs in 1986 and made his first all-star team while playing for them in 1988. However,Continue reading “Rafael Palmeiro”

Doug Jones

Jones pitched for 16 years in the majors and saved 303 games. His major league service spanned from 1982-2000 and he played for the Milwaukee Brewers, Cleveland Indians, Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies, Baltimore Orioles, Chicago Cubs, and Oakland A’s. In addition to his 300-plus saves, he won 69 games and had a 3.30 career ERA.Continue reading “Doug Jones”