Ron Reed

An all star in 1968, Reed went 146-140 during 19 years spent pitching in the major leagues. Reed broke into the majors with the Atlanta Braves in 1966 and earned his lone trip to the All-Star Game two years later. He had his best season as a starting pitcher for the Braves in 1969. HeContinue reading “Ron Reed”

George Mitterwald

Mitterwald caught for 11 seasons in the big leagues, posting a .236 career average with 76 home runs in the process. He played for just two teams during the 11-year span, the Minnesota Twins and Chicago Cubs. He came up with the Twins in 1966, but went back to the minors the following year. ByContinue reading “George Mitterwald”

Bob “Buck” Rodgers

Perhaps better known as a manager, Rodgers spent nine seasons catching in the big leagues, all of them for the Los Angeles/California Angels. He appeared in 16 games for the Angels in 1961 then was their starting catcher the following season. He hit .258 that year with six home runs and 61 RBIs, as wellContinue reading “Bob “Buck” Rodgers”

Bill Virdon

The 1955 Rookie of the Year, Virdon spent 11 years in the major leagues, playing for the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates through the 1965 season. He also appeared in six games for the 1968 Pirates, three years after his last major league appearance. Virdon’s first season was his best. In his only fullContinue reading “Bill Virdon”

Bobby Thomson

The man who hit “The Shot Heard Round the World,” Thomson had a fine major league career that stretched from 1946-1960. A three-time all star, Thomson hit 264 home runs and drove in over one thousand runs during his career. He came up with the New York Giants in 1946 and was the team’s startingContinue reading “Bobby Thomson”

Frank Thomas (The Original One)

A three-time all star, Thomas blasted 286 home runs during 16 years in the majors. He arrived in the big leagues with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1951 but saw action in just 45 games over the next two seasons. He was a starter for the Pirates in 1953 and he responded by hitting 30 homeContinue reading “Frank Thomas (The Original One)”

Wayne Terwilliger

Nicknamed “Twig,” Terwilliger played for nine years in the major leagues, compiling a .240 career batting average along the way. Terwilliger broke in with the Chicago Cubs in 1949 and was the team’s starting second baseman the following year. He enjoyed arguably his finest season at the plate that year, hitting .242 while setting careerContinue reading “Wayne Terwilliger”

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”

Tommie Reynolds

Reynolds played in 513 big league games over an eight-year span from 1963-1972. He came up with the Kansas City A’s and spent three years there before spending the 1966 season in the minor leagues. He played 101 games for the New York Mets in 1967, then rejoined the A’s, who were now in OaklandContinue reading “Tommie Reynolds”

Joe Moeller

Moeller won 26 games pitching for the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1962-1971. He came up as a 19-year old in 1962 and went 6-5 in 15 starts. When he made his first start that year he became the youngest starting pitcher in Dodgers’ history. Moeller spent 1963 in the minor leagues but was back inContinue reading “Joe Moeller”