Swings and misses

Milt May played for 15 years in the majors, breaking in with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1970 and finishing back with the Pirates in 1984. In between he also played for the Houston Astros, Detroit Tigers, Chicago White Sox and San Francisco Giants. In 1,192 games May hit .263 with 77 home runs. He hadContinue 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”

Swings and misses

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”

Bill Landrum

Landrum pitched for eight seasons in the majors, going 18-15 with 58 saves and a 3.39 ERA for the Cincinnati Reds, Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates and Montreal Expos from 1986-1993. He enjoyed a solid year as the Pirates’ closer in 1989. He saved 26 games for Pittsburgh that season and had a sparkling 1.67 ERA.Continue reading “Bill Landrum”

Les Lancaster

Lancaster pitched for seven seasons in the majors, going 41-28 with 22 saves and a 4.05 ERA for the Chicago Cubs, Detroit Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals from 1987-1993. He won eight games as a rookie for the Cubs and made 18 career starts which would be his career high. He moved to the bullpenContinue reading “Les Lancaster”

Swings and misses

An all-star in 1967, Steve Hargan pitched in 354 games during 12 years in the majors, posting an 87-107 career record with a 3.92 ERA. He played for the Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers, Toronto Blue Jays and Atlanta Braves but had the vast majority of his success with Cleveland at the beginning of his career.Continue reading “Swings and misses”

Vance Law

The son of 1960 Cy Young Award winner Vern Law, Vance enjoyed an 11-year run in the majors where he played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago White Sox, Montreal Expos, Chicago Cubs and Oakland A’s between 1980-1991. In 1,212 games Law hit .256 with 71 home runs. He had his best season in 1988 whileContinue reading “Vance Law”

Swings and misses

Matt Alexander spent parts of nine seasons playing in the majors, breaking in with the Chicago Cubs in 1973 and finishing with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1981. He hit .214 and stole 103 bases in his career. He did not ever hit a home run. His best season came for the Oakland A’s in 1977Continue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

A nine-time all star and a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2008, Goose Gossage won 124 games and saved 310 more while pitching for the Chicago White Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Yankees, San Diego Padres, Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants, Texas Rangers, Oakland A’s and Seattle Mariners from 1972-1994. GossageContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Jim Todd

Todd posted a 25-23 career mark with a 4.23 ERA and 24 saves as a member of the Chicago Cubs, Oakland A’s and Seattle Mariners from 1974-1979. He enjoyed his best season while pitching for the A’s in 1975. He went 8-3 that year with 12 saves and a 2.29 ERA. He won seven gamesContinue reading “Jim Todd”