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”

Jeff Reed

Reed caught for 17 seasons in the majors, breaking in with the Minnesota Twins in 1984 and finishing with the Chicago Cubs in the year 2000. In 1,234 major league games, Reed hit .250 with 61 home runs. In addition to the Twins and Cubs, he also played for the Montreal Expos, Cincinnati Reds, SanContinue reading “Jeff Reed”

Donn Pall

A member of the 1997 world champion Florida Marlins, Pall pitched for 10 seasons in the majors, going 24-23 with 10 saves and a 3.63 ERA. He came up with his hometown Chicago White Sox in 1988 and pitched for the team for six years before being traded to the Philadelphia Phillies in September 1993.Continue reading “Donn Pall”

Ed Putman

Putman played in 43 games for the Chicago Cubs and Detroit Tigers between 1976-1979. In 71 at bats he hit .239 with two home runs. He played most of his games at catcher, but also appeared at first base and third base during his brief major league stint. Putman’s professional career lasted from 1975-1981. EdContinue reading “Ed Putman”

Pat Bourque

Bourque spent parts of four seasons playing in the majors for the Chicago Cubs, Oakland A’s and Minnesota Twins. In 201 games he hit .215 with 12 home runs. He broke in with the Cubs in 1971 and had his most productive season two years later when he hit .204 with nine home runs, 29Continue reading “Pat Bourque”