Jim Gosger

Gosger spent parts of 10 seasons patrolling major league outfields. He saw action in 19 games for the 1963 Boston Red Sox before spending 1964 in the minor leagues. He was back in the big leagues in 1965 and he had his most productive season the following year. Gosger hit .234 in 1966 while settingContinue reading “Jim Gosger”

Wayne Causey

Causey spent 11 years as a major league infielder, playing for five different teams from 1955-1968. Causey’s first-taste of major league action came as an 18-year old when he came up with the Baltimore Orioles. He hit .194 that season, but stayed with the Orioles for the next three years before finally going to theContinue reading “Wayne Causey”

Ed Charles

A member of the 1969 Miracle Mets, Charles played for eight seasons in the big leagues, coming up with the Kansas City A’s in 1962 and finishing with the New York Mets following their World Series victory. Charles did not reach the majors until he was 29-years old, but he made an immediate impact whenContinue reading “Ed Charles”

Denny Lemaster

Lemaster pitched for 11 years in the major leagues, winning 90 games along the way. He broke in with the Milwaukee Braves in 1962 and won 11 games the following year. He went 17-11 for Milwaukee in 1964, pitching three shutouts in 221 innings. Lemaster went on to post double-digits in wins three more times,Continue reading “Denny Lemaster”

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”

Jose Canseco

One of the premier power hitters of his era, Canseco bashed 462 home runs during his 17-year career. He slugged 33 home runs as a rookie for the Oakland A’s in 1986, earning a trip to the All-Star Game and winning the American League’s Rookie of the Year award in the process. He hit 31Continue reading “Jose Canseco”