Swings and misses

Danny Cater spent 12 years in the majors, playing for the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White Sox, Kansas City/Oakland A’s, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals from 1964-1975. In 1,289 games he hit .276 with 66 home runs. He finished second to Carl Yastrzemski in the 1968 batting race. Cater hit .290Continue reading “Swings and misses”

Billy Jo Robidoux

Robidoux played for six years in the majors, hitting .209 with five home runs for the Milwaukee Brewers, Chicago White Sox and Boston Red Sox between 1985-1990. He never played in more than 56 games in a season and his best year at the plate came that year when he hit .227 with 21 RBIsContinue reading “Billy Jo Robidoux”

Bud Anderson

Anderson pitched in 64 games for the Cleveland Indians in 1982 and 1983. He went 4-10 with a 3.68 ERA and seven saves while making six starts. He pitched in the minors from 1977-1985. The final game of Carl Yastrzemski’s storied career came on October 2, 1983 at Fenway Park in Boston. Anderson was onContinue reading “Bud Anderson”

John Dopson

Dopson went 30-47 over eight seasons spent pitching for the Montreal Expos, Boston Red Sox and California Angels between 1985 and 1994. In 725 innings of work, he compiled a 4.27 ERA and one save. His best season came for Boston in 1989 when he won 12 games and had a 3.99 ERA in 169Continue reading “John Dopson”

Swings and misses

A two-time all star, Jeff Russell saved 186 games during a 14-year career spent pitching for the Cincinnati Reds, Texas Rangers, Oakland A’s, Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians. Russell led the American League in saves in 1989 with 38. It was easily the best year of his career as he picked up six winsContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Bob Veale

A two-time all star, Veale pitched for 13 seasons in the majors, going 120-95 with a 3.07 ERA and 1,703 strikeouts while pitching for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Boston Red Sox from 1962-1974. He joined the Pirates’ rotation in 1964 and started a string of seven straight seasons where he won 10 or more games.Continue reading “Bob Veale”

Swings and misses

Vic CorrellĀ hit .229 with 29 home runs during parts of eight big-league seasons that spanned from 1972-1980. He appeared in one game for the Boston Red Sox in 1972, then returned to the majors with the Atlanta Braves in 1974. He played in 103 games for the team the following season and had his mostContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Jeff Reardon

A four-time all star, Reardon pitched for 16 years in the majors, posting a 73-77 record with 367 saves and a 3.16 ERA. He first came up with the New York Mets in 1979 and was dealt to the Montreal Expos in 1981. His career took off in Montreal as he became the team’s closerContinue reading “Jeff Reardon”

John Valentin

Valentin spent 11 seasons playing in the majors, mostly for the Boston Red Sox, from 1992-2002. In 1,105 games he hit .279 with 124 home runs. He spent almost his entire career in Boston, with the exception being his final season when he played for the New York Mets. Valentin was a starter for theContinue reading “John Valentin”

Swings and misses

A member of the famed Big Red Machine, Jack Billingham won 145 games during a 13-year career that saw him pitch for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros, Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox in addition to the Cincinnati Reds. Billingham was an all star in 1973 while pitching for the Reds. He led theContinue reading “Swings and misses”