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”

Rafael Palmeiro

Palmeiro spent 20 years in the majors and amassed 3,020 hits and 569 home runs. He was a four-time all star, in addition to winning three Gold Gloves and two Silver Slugger awards. He broke in with the Chicago Cubs in 1986 and made his first all-star team while playing for them in 1988. However,Continue reading “Rafael Palmeiro”

Doug Jones

Jones pitched for 16 years in the majors and saved 303 games. His major league service spanned from 1982-2000 and he played for the Milwaukee Brewers, Cleveland Indians, Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies, Baltimore Orioles, Chicago Cubs, and Oakland A’s. In addition to his 300-plus saves, he won 69 games and had a 3.30 career ERA.Continue reading “Doug Jones”

Swings and misses

Dave Owen played in 92 games for the Chicago Cubs and Kansas City Royals between 1983 and 1988. In 139 at bats, he hit .194 with one home run. He is the older brother of former major league shortstop Spike Owen. Dave Meier appeared in 145 games for the Minnesota Twins, Texas Rangers and ChicagoContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Jose Guzman

Guzman pitched for eight years in the majors, going 80-74 with a 4.05 ERA while playing for the Texas Rangers and Chicago Cubs between 1985 and 1994. Guzman posted double-digit wins for five straight seasons, starting with a 14-win campaign for the Rangers in 1987. He had what was arguably his career year in 1992Continue reading “Jose Guzman”

Swings and misses

Dwight Bernard pitched in 115 games for the New York Mets and Milwaukee Brewers between 1978 and 1982. In 176 innings, he posted a 4-8 record with a 4.14 ERA and six saves, all of which he got in his last season as a major leaguer, 1982, while working for Milwaukee. An all star inContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Phil Stephenson

Stephenson played for four seasons for the Chicago Cubs and San Diego Padres from 1989-1992. In 194 games, he hit .201 with six home runs. His career began in Chicago, but lasted just 17 games, as the Cubs dealt him to San Diego in September 1989. Stephenson played in 103 games for the Padres inContinue reading “Phil Stephenson”

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”

Swings and misses

Craig Chamberlain pitched in 15 games for the Kansas City Royals in 1979 and 1980. He went 4-5 with a 4.10 ERA in 79 innings pitched. He was quite effective for Kansas City as a rookie in 1979. He made 10 starts that season and threw four complete games while earning his four career winsContinue reading “Swings and misses”