Swings and misses

A World Series winner with the Baltimore Orioles in 1966, Russ Snyder played for 12 years in the majors, hitting .271 with 42 home runs. He came up with the Kansas City A’s in 1959 and finished third in the Rookie of the Year vote while hitting .313. He was a regular for the A’s […]

Swings and misses

The American League MVP in 1968 and a two-time Cy Young Award winner, Denny McLain won 131 games during a 10-year run through the big leagues. He came up with the Detroit Tigers in 1963 and won 20 games in 1966 while making his first all-star team. He won 31 games for Detroit in 1968 […]

Swings and misses

Chuck Cottier played nine years in the big leagues, breaking in with the Milwaukee Braves in 1959 and finishing with the California Angels in 1969. He hit .194 in his career with 19 home runs. His best season came for the Washington Senators in 1962 when he hit .242 with six home runs and 14 […]

Swings and misses

Ed Romero spent 12 years in the big leagues, hitting .247 with eight home run in 730 games. Used mostly as a backup infielder, he played for the Milwaukee Brewers, Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves and Detroit Tigers. He saw action in 116 games for Milwaukee in 1984 and played in 100 games for the […]

Swings and misses

Paul Smith appeared in 223 games for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs, hitting .270 with seven home runs. He came up with the Pirates in 1953 and had the best year of his career, posting a .283 average with four home runs and 44 RBIs. Smith did not play in the majors (or the […]

Joe Morgan

Better known as the manager of the Boston Red Sox, Morgan played for parts of four years in the majors, hitting .193 in 88 games with two home runs. He came up with the Kansas City A’s and the Milwaukee Braves in 1959, then was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies for Alvin Dark in 1960. […]