Swings and misses

Perhaps better known as a manager, Bobby Valentine played for 10 seasons in the majors, hitting .260 with 12 home runs. His best year came with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1974 when he hit .274 and scored a career-high 42 runs. Valentine went on to manage the Texas Rangers, New York Mets and Boston […]

Marc Hill

Hill caught for 14 years in the big leagues, breaking in with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1973 and finishing with the Chicago White Sox in 1986. In 737 games, Hill hit .223 with 34 home runs. Hill played for four teams, fitting stints with the San Francisco Giants and Seattle Mariners in between his […]

Jerry Reuss

A two-time all star, Reuss won 220 games during 22 seasons pitching in the big leagues. From 1969-1990, he pitched for eight different teams and the Pittsburgh Pirates twice. He came up with the Cardinals and was a 14-game winner for them in 1971. After spending two years with the Houston Astros, Reuss joined the […]

Swings and misses

From 1979-1987, Randy Niemann pitched in parts of eight seasons in the majors, winning seven games and saving three more. He came up with the Houston Astros and pitched in 26 games as a rookie. He made seven starts that year for Houston and threw two shutouts while picking up three wins and a save. […]

Bruce Kimm

Kimm played in 186 big-league games for the Detroit Tigers, Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox between 1976-1980. He hit .237 with one home run, 26 RBIs and 35 runs scored. He was the White Sox regular catcher in 1980, appearing in 100 games and posting a .243 average. Kimm played professionally from 1969-1980. Kimm […]

Greg Luzinski

A four-time all star, Luzinski played for 15 years in the majors, hitting .276 with 307 home runs and 1,128 RBIs for the Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago White Sox. He came up as a 19-year old for Philadelphia in 1970 and became the team’s starting left fielder two years later. Luzinski slugged 29 home runs […]