Swings and misses

Frank Riccelli pitched in 17 games for the San Francisco Giants and Houston Astros between 1976 and 1979. He went 3-3 with a 4.39 ERA in 41 big-league innings. Craig Minetto pitched in 55 games for the Oakland A’s from 1978-1981. He won one game, save another, lost seven and had a 5.40 ERA inContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Jim Poole

Poole pitched for 11 seasons in the majors, breaking in with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1990 and finishing with the Montreal Expos in 2000. In between, he pitched for the Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies and Detroit Tigers. In 431 games, Poole went 22-12 with a 4.31 ERAContinue reading “Jim Poole”

Keith Miller

Miller spent nine years playing in the majors for the New York Mets and Kansas City Royals from 1987-1995. In 465 games, he hit .262 with 12 home runs and 63 stolen bases. He typically served as a utility man, but he was Kansas City’s primary second baseman in 1992, a year that saw himContinue reading “Keith Miller”

Darren Holmes

Holmes pitched for 13 years in the majors, playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, Colorado Rockies, New York Yankees, Arizona Diamondbacks, St. Louis Cardinals, Baltimore Orioles and Atlanta Braves between 1990 and 2003. In 557 big league games, Holmes went 35-33 with a 4.25 ERA and 59 saves. Holmes enjoyed the best yearContinue reading “Darren Holmes”

Swings and misses

Craig Chamberlain pitched in 15 games for the Kansas City Royals in 1979 and 1980. He went 4-5 with a 4.10 ERA in 79 innings pitched. He was quite effective for Kansas City as a rookie in 1979. He made 10 starts that season and threw four complete games while earning his four career winsContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Jeff Reed

Reed caught for 17 seasons in the majors, breaking in with the Minnesota Twins in 1984 and finishing with the Chicago Cubs in the year 2000. In 1,234 major league games, Reed hit .250 with 61 home runs. In addition to the Twins and Cubs, he also played for the Montreal Expos, Cincinnati Reds, SanContinue reading “Jeff Reed”

Bill Scherrer

Scherrer pitched for seven years in the majors, compiling an 8-10 record with 11 saves and a 4.08 ERA. He came up with the Cincinnati Reds in 1982 and had his most productive season the next year. He pitched in 73 games for the Reds in 1983 and earned two wins while saving 10 gamesContinue reading “Bill Scherrer”

Swings and misses

Willie Norwood played in 294 games for the Minnesota Twins from 1977-1980. In 854 at bats he hit .242 with 18 home runs and 41 stolen bases. Norwood was Minnesota’s starting left fielder in 1978 and delivered a fantastic season. in 125 games that year he hit .255 with 25 stolen bases and eight homeContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Mark Grant

Grant pitched for eight years in the majors, compiling a 22-32 record with a 4.32 ERA and eight saves. He came up in 1984 with the San Francisco Giants but spent the following season back in the minors. He was up for good with San Francisco in 1986 but the Giants dealt him to theContinue reading “Mark Grant”