Swings and misses

A two-time all star, Jimmie Hall played for eight years in the majors, hitting .254 with 121 home runs for the Minnesota Twins, California Angels, Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees, Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves from 1963-1970. Hall blasted 33 home runs for the Twins as a rookie and finished third in the American LeagueContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

Mike Barlow pitched for seven seasons in the majors, playing for the St. Louis Cardinals, Houston Astros, California Angels and Toronto Blue Jays from 1975-1981. In 133 games he posted a 10-6 record with a 4.63 ERA and six saves. Mike Griffin appeared in 67 games for the New York Yankees, Chicago Cubs, San DiegoContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Luis Tiant

Tiant pitched for 19 years in the majors, compiling a 229-172 record and a 3.30 ERA, while playing for the Cleveland Indians, Minnesota Twins, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, and California Angels from 1964-1982. Tiant went 10-4 as a rookie for the Indians and won at least 10 games over his firstContinue reading “Luis Tiant”

Carlos May

A two-time all star, May played for 10 years in the majors, hitting .274 with 90 home runs and 85 stolen bases. He broke in with the Chicago White Sox in 1968 and made his first trip to the All Star Game the next season, when he hit .281 with 18 home runs. He had,Continue reading “Carlos May”

Swings and misses

Max Venable spent 12 years in the majors, playing for the San Francisco Giants, Montreal Expos, Cincinnati Reds, and California Angels from 1979-1991. In 727 games, he hit .241 with 18 home runs. Chris Pittaro played in 53 games for the Detroit Tigers and Minnesota Twins from 1985-1987. In 95 at bats he hit .221.Continue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

Howard Bailey pitched in 50 games for the Detroit Tigers from 1981-1983. In 118.2 innings he posted a 6-9 record with a 5.23 ERA. Nate Snell pitched for four seasons in the majors, breaking in with the Baltimore Orioles in 1984 and finishing with the Detroit Tigers in 1987. In 104 games, he went 7-6Continue reading “Swings and misses”

Mark Ryal

Ryal played in 127 games in the major leagues and hit .211 with seven home runs. He came up with the Kansas City Royals in 1982, then went on to play for the Chicago White Sox, California Angels, Philadelphia Phillies and Pittsburgh Pirates. He got 104 at bats for California in 1987 and hit fiveContinue reading “Mark Ryal”

Rex Hudler

Hudler played for 13 years in the majors, breaking in with the New York Yankees in 1984 and finishing with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1998. In between he played for the Baltimore Orioles, Montreal Expos, St. Louis Cardinals and California Angels. In 774 games, Hudler hit .261 with 56 home runs and 107 stolen bases.Continue reading “Rex Hudler”

Bob Patterson

Patterson pitched for 13 seasons in the majors, going 39-40 with 28 saves and a 4.08 ERA. He broke in with the San Diego Padres in 1985, but only spent a year in America’s Finest City, before joining the Pittsburgh Pirates the next season. Patterson stayed in Pittsburgh until 1993 when he joined the TexasContinue reading “Bob Patterson”

Alan Fowlkes

Fowlkes appeared in 23 games for the San Francisco Giants and California Angels in 1982 and 1985. He posted a 4-2 record with a 5.48 ERA and 50 strikeouts. The vast majority of those games were for the Giants in 1982. He pitched in 21 games that season, making 15 starts and even getting aContinue reading “Alan Fowlkes”