Swings and misses

Jack Lazorko pitched in 69 games for the Milwaukee Brewers, Seattle Mariners, Detroit Tigers and California Angels from 1984-1988. He had his most productive season in 1987 while playing for the Angels. He won five games that year, while pitching in 117-and-2/3 innings. The five wins were the only wins Lazorko would get in hisContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Pete Mackanin

Mackanin spent nine seasons playing in the majors, breaking in with the Texas Rangers in 1973 and finishing with the Minnesota Twins in 1981. In between, he spent time with the Philadelphia Phillies and Montreal Expos. He was Montreal’s starting second baseman in 1975 and 1976. He had his best year at the plate inContinue reading “Pete Mackanin”

John Felske

Felske played in 54 games for the Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers between 1968 and 1973. In 104 at bats he hit .135 with one home run, nine RBIs and seven runs scored. Following his playing career, Felske went on to coach and manage in the majors. He was the Philadelphia Phillies skipper from 1985-1987,Continue reading “John Felske”

Billy DeMars

DeMars played in 80 big-league games, hitting .237 with 29 runs scored and 14 RBIs. He came up with the Philadelphia A’s in 1948 and played in 18 games while hitting .172. He returned to the minors in 1949 but came back to the majors in 1950 when he got into 61 games for theContinue reading “Billy DeMars”

Swings and misses

Two more cards returned sans survey. Ken Holtzman pitched two no-hitters for the Chicago Cubs in the 1970’s. A two-time all star, he won the World Series three times with the Oakland A’s, in 1972, 1973 and 1974. Holtzman won 174 games in the his big league career. He was 21-13 for the 1973 A’s,Continue reading “Swings and misses”

Hank Fischer

Fischer went 30-39 over a six-year stint in the big leagues. He came up with the Milwaukee Braves in 1962 and stuck around for 1963. His best season came in 1964 when he went 11-10 for Milwaukee. As he notes on his questionnaire, Fischer pitched five shutouts that season and added a couple saves asContinue reading “Hank Fischer”