Swings and misses

We are back from the Thanksgiving break with a whole lot of new content ahead for this week! First, wanted to start with some signed cards we got back that, unfortunately, had no surveys. The man who guided the New York Mets to the 1986 World Series championship (breaking the hearts of many Boston RedContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Nate Oliver

Oliver spent parts of seven seasons in the major leagues, playing mostly for the Los Angeles Dodgers as well as the San Francisco Giants, New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs. He broke into the big leagues with Los Angeles in 1963 and played in 99 games in 1964. He posted most of his career highsContinue reading “Nate Oliver”

Grant Jackson

A veteran of 18 big league seasons, Jackson’s career stretched from 1965-1982. In between, he won 86 games and saved 79 more while pitching for six different clubs. He was an all star in 1969 when he won 14 games for the Philadelphia Phillies. He also lost 18 games that season for a Phillies teamContinue reading “Grant Jackson”

Ron Brand

Brand was the starting catcher for the expansion Montreal Expos during their inaugural season. He played in 103 games that season, hitting .258. He played eight seasons in the majors, breaking in with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1963 and finishing with the Expos in 1971. Brand was a career .239 hitter with three home runs.Continue reading “Ron Brand”

Steve Blass

Blass was one of the best pitchers in the National League during a 10-year career with the Pittsburgh Pirates that abruptly ended when he completely lost his ability to control the baseball. Blass came up with the Pirates in 1964, but spent 1965 in the minor leagues. He returned to the big-league club in 1966Continue reading “Steve Blass”

Dennis Ribant

Ribant pitched for six seasons in the big leagues, coming up with the New York Mets in 1964 and concluding his big-league run with the Cincinnati Reds in 1969. In between he made appearances for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Detroit Tigers, Chicago White Sox and St. Louis Cardinals. His career record was 24-29 with a 3.87Continue reading “Dennis Ribant”