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”

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Benny Distefano played in 240 games for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Houston Astros between 1984-1992. In 360 at bats, he hit .228 with seven home runs. In between his stints in the majors, Distefano played in Venezuela and Japan. He is the last left-handed throwing catcher to appear in an MLB game, catching three timesContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

Bob Gibson pitched in 98 games for the Milwaukee Brewers and New York Mets from 1983-1987. In 269.2 innings he went 12-18 with a 4.24 ERA and 13 saves. He had his best season while pitching for the Brewers in 1985. Gipson appeared in 41 games that year, and picked up six wins and 11Continue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

The 1968 American League Rookie of the Year, Stan Bahnsen spent 16 years pitching in the majors, going 146-149 for six teams from 1966-1982. Bahnsen won 17 games and had a 2.05 ERA for the New York Yankees in 1968, which was good enough to get him the Rookie of the Year award. He wonContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Doug Corbett

An all-star in 1981, Corbett pitched for the Minnesota Twins, California Angels and Baltimore Orioles during an eight-year major league career. Corbett was third in the American League Rookie of the Year vote in 1980, posting a 8-6 mark with 23 saves and a 1.98 ERA for the Twins. He was an all-star the nextContinue reading “Doug Corbett”

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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”

Mike Bielecki

Bielecki pitched for 14 years in the majors, going 70-73 with a 4.18 ERA for five different teams from 1984-1997. His best seasons came for the Chicago Cubs, who he pitched for from 1988-1991. He went 18-7 with a 3.14 ERA in 212.1 innings in 1989, then won 13 games for the team in 1991Continue reading “Mike Bielecki”

Kelly Gruber

A two-time all-star, Gruber played for 10 years, all but one of them for the Toronto Blue Jays, from 1984-1994. In 939 games, he hit .259 with 117 home runs while winning a Gold Glove and Silver Slugger award. Gruber first arrived in the big leagues in 1984 but had to wait until 1987 toContinue reading “Kelly Gruber”

Bob Kipper

Kipper pitched for eight seasons in the majors, coming up with the California Angels in 1985, then with the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1985-1991 and finally with the Minnesota Twins in 1992. In 271 games he went 27-37 with a 4.34 ERA. While he began his career as a starter, Kipper’s best seasons came while workingContinue reading “Bob Kipper”

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Shawn Boskie pitched for nine seasons in the majors, going 49-63 with a 5.14 ERA for the Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies, Seattle Mariners, California Angels, Baltimore Orioles and Montreal Expos from 1990-1998. He won 12 games for California in 1996 despite a 5.32 ERA. Boskie was the starting pitcher for California on September 6, 1995Continue reading “Swings and misses”