Jay Howell

A three-time all star, Howell pitched for 15 years in the majors, starting with the Cincinnati Reds in 1980 and finishing with the Texas Rangers in 1994. In between those years he was one of the best relief pitchers in baseball. After a stop with the Chicago Cubs in 1981 and three years with the […]

Barry Foote

Foote caught for 10 seasons in the majors, breaking in with the Montreal Expos in 1973 and finishing with the New York Yankees in 1982. In 687 games he hit .230 with 57 home runs. Foote was Montreal’s starting catcher as a rookie in 1974. He played in 125 games and hit .262 with 11 […]

Swings and misses

A member of the 1969 Miracle Mets, J.C. Martin spent 14 years catching in the big leagues, playing for the Chicago White Sox, New York Mets and Chicago Cubs from 1959-1972. In 908 games Martin hit .222 with 32 home runs. The best season of Martin’s career came in 1961 when he played in 110 […]

Swings and misses

A three-time all star, Sparky Lyle pitched for 16 years in the majors, going 99-76 with a 2.88 ERA and 238 saves. He twice led the American League in saves, first with 35 for the New York Yankees in 1972, then again with 23 for the Yankees in 1976. He was an all star in […]

Swings and misses

Jerry Reed spent parts of nine seasons pitching in the big leagues for the Philadelphia Phillies, Cleveland Indians, Seattle Mariners and Boston Red Sox. In 238 games he went 20-19 with a 3.94 ERA and 18 saves. His best year came with the Mariners in 1989. He posted a career-high seven wins that season and […]

Scott Servais

Servais caught for 11 years in the majors, breaking in with the Houston Astros in 1991 and finishing with the same team in 2001. In between he hit .245 with 63 home runs while playing for the Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants and Colorado Rockies. Servais’ best years came for the Cubs in the mid-90’s. […]