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”

Swings and misses

A member of the 1969 world champions, Art Shamsky played eight seasons in the majors, hitting .253 with 68 home runs for the Cincinnati Reds, New York Mets, Chicago Cubs and Oakland A’s from 1965-1972. Shamsky’s best season came for the Mets in 1969 as he helped them reach and win the World Series. HeContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

Bill Long pitched for six years in the majors, breaking in with the Chicago White Sox in 1985 and finishing with the Montreal Expos in 1991. In 159 games, Long went 27-27 with a 4.37 ERA. He won eight games twice for the ChiSox, first in 1987 and again in 1989. The only other teamContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Buddy Schultz

Schultz pitched for five seasons in the majors, playing for the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals from 1975-1979. In 168 games he went 15-9 with 12 saves and a 3.68 ERA. He had his best season while pitching for the Cardinals in 1977. He appeared in 40 games that year, mostly pitching in relief.Continue reading “Buddy Schultz”

Gary Varsho

Varsho played for four teams during eight seasons in the majors. In 571 games he hit .244 with 10 home runs. He had his best year while playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1991. In 99 games he hit .273 with four home runs, nine stolen bases, 23 runs scored and 23 RBIs. All ofContinue reading “Gary Varsho”

Dennis Rasmussen

Dennis Rasmussen pitched for 12 years in the majors, breaking in with the San Diego Padres in 1983 and finishing with the Kansas City Royals in 1995. In between, he posted six double-digit win seasons, including going 18-6 for the New York Yankees in 1986. He won 13 games the next year, which he splitContinue reading “Dennis Rasmussen”