Swings and misses

A reserve catcher for 10 years, Tim Blackwell hit .228 with six home runs in 426 games. His career began in 1974 with the Boston Red Sox and concluded in 1983 with the Montreal Expos. Along the way he played for the Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago Cubs. He had one year as the Cubs’ starting […]

Bob Locker

Locker pitched for 10 seasons in the big leagues, going 57-39 with 95 saves in 576 games. He came ¬†up with the Chicago White Sox in 1965 and saved 12 games for the team the next year. He had a career-high 20 saves in 1967 while leading the American League in games pitched (77). Locker […]

Swings and misses

An all star in 1974, Ralph Garr hit .306 in a 13-year career spent with the Atlanta Braves, Chicago White Sox and California Angels. Garr came up with the Braves in 1968 and played sparingly for the next three years. He became a regular in 1971 and responded by hitting .343 and scoring a career-high […]

Swings and misses

Perhaps best known as the Los Angeles Dodgers’ third-base coach, Joe Amalfitano spent parts of 10 seasons playing in the big leagues. He came up with the New York Giants in 1954 for nine games and was back for 36 more in 1955. He returned to the minors in 1956 and stayed there until 1960 […]

Mike Proly

Proly pitched for parts of seven seasons in the big leagues, going 22-29 with 22 saves. He first came up with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1976, pitching in 14 games and getting his first major-league win. He spent the next year in the minors, but was back up in 1978 with the Chicago White […]

Swings and misses

The first player selected by the Montreal Expos during the 1969 expansion draft, Balor Moore pitched for eight years in the majors, going 28-48 with a 4.52 ERA. He came up with Montreal as a 19-year old in 1970 and pitched in six games, going 0-2 with a 7.45 ERA. After a return to the […]