Dave LaPoint

LaPoint pitched for nine different teams during 12 years in the majors. In 294 games he posted an 80-86 record with a 4.02 ERA. LaPoint broke in with the Milwaukee Brewers in 1980, then went on to pitch for the St. Louis Cardinals, San Francisco Giants, Detroit Tigers, San Diego Padres, Chicago White Sox, PittsburghContinue reading “Dave LaPoint”

Lorenzo Gray

Gray played in 58 games for the Chicago White Sox from 1982-1983. In 106 at bats, he hit .208 with one home run. He played professionally from 1976-1985. Gray made his major league debut on July 8, 1982, at Comiskey Park against the Detroit Tigers. He entered the game as a pinch runner for VanceContinue reading “Lorenzo Gray”

Steve Fireovid

Fireovid pitched in 31 games for five different teams during parts of six seasons in the majors. He went 3-1 with a 3.39 ERA in 71.2 innings. He broke in with the San Diego Padres in 1981, then pitched for the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White Sox and Seattle Mariners before appearing in three games forContinue reading “Steve Fireovid”

Carlos May

A two-time all star, May played for 10 years in the majors, hitting .274 with 90 home runs and 85 stolen bases. He broke in with the Chicago White Sox in 1968 and made his first trip to the All Star Game the next season, when he hit .281 with 18 home runs. He had,Continue reading “Carlos May”

Swings and misses

Max Venable spent 12 years in the majors, playing for the San Francisco Giants, Montreal Expos, Cincinnati Reds, and California Angels from 1979-1991. In 727 games, he hit .241 with 18 home runs. Chris Pittaro played in 53 games for the Detroit Tigers and Minnesota Twins from 1985-1987. In 95 at bats he hit .221.Continue reading “Swings and misses”

Wallace Johnson

Johnson spent parts of nine seasons in the majors, playing for the Montreal Expos and briefly, the San Francisco Giants, from 1981-1990. In 569 career at bats he hit .255 with five home runs. Johnson never got into more than 86 games in a season, which happened in 1988 with Montreal. That ended up beingContinue reading “Wallace Johnson”

Swings and misses

Randy Johnson appeared in 101 games for the Chicago White Sox and Minnesota Twins in 1980 and 1982. In 254 at bats he hit .244 with 10 home runs. He played professionally from 1979-1985. Curt Wardle pitched in 52 games for the Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins from 1984-1985. He compiled an 8-9 record withContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Randy Scarberry

Scarberry pitched for two seasons (1979-1980) for the Chicago White Sox. In 60 games, he went 3-10 with six saves and a 4.50 ERA. He threw 101.1 innings as a rookie for the ChiSox and posted a 4.62 ERA. Scarberry pitched professionally from 1973-1980. Scarberry faced the Toronto Blue Jays at Exhibition Stadium in hisContinue reading “Randy Scarberry”

Mark Ryal

Ryal played in 127 games in the major leagues and hit .211 with seven home runs. He came up with the Kansas City Royals in 1982, then went on to play for the Chicago White Sox, California Angels, Philadelphia Phillies and Pittsburgh Pirates. He got 104 at bats for California in 1987 and hit fiveContinue reading “Mark Ryal”

Swings and misses

Bob James pitched for eight seasons in the majors, coming up with the Montreal Expos in 1978 and finishing with the Chicago White Sox in 1987. He was just 19 when he got his first taste of the big leagues and did not arrive for good until 1983, a year he split between the DetroitContinue reading “Swings and misses”