Swings and misses

A two-time all star, Ken Forsch, won 114 games during a 16-year career that saw him pitch for the Houston Astros and California Angels. A versatile pitcher, Forsch worked as a starter and out of the bullpen. He saved 19 games for the Astros in 1976 which earned him his first trip to the all-star […]

Norm Sherry

Sherry caught for parts of five seasons in the majors, playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets between 1959-1963. In 194 big league games he hit .215 with 18 home runs. His best year came in 1960 when he hit .283 with 8 home runs for the Dodgers. His average dropped in […]

Swings and misses

The American League Rookie of the Year in 1971, Chris Chambliss spent 17 years playing in the big leagues, hitting .279 with 185 home runs. He played for just three teams during his career, the Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves. He was an all star for the Yankees in 1976, a year […]

Don Kirkwood

Kirkwood pitched for three teams between 1974-1978, going 18-23 with eight saves and a 4.37 ERA. He appeared in 44 games for the California Angels in 1975, which would be the best year of his career. Pitching almost exclusively out of the bullpen, Kirkwood won six games and saved seven more while finishing 27 games […]

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 […]

John Verhoeven

Verhoeven pitched for four seasons in the big leagues, going 3-8 with a 3.79 ERA in 99 games. He came up with the California Angels in 1976 and pitched in 21 games, picking up his four career saves that season. Verhoeven made nine total appearances for the Angels and Chicago White Sox in 1977 then […]