Ted Savage

Savage spent nine seasons playing in the majors. He came up with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1962 and served as one of the team’s regular outfielders, hitting .266 with seven home runs and 16 stolen bases while playing in 127 games. The season was the start of a long, winding road for Savage. He was […]

Rawly Eastwick

A two-time world champion, Eastwick pitched for eight seasons in the majors, going 28-27 with 68 saves and a 3.31 ERA. A relief specialist, Eastwick arrived in the majors with the Cincinnati Reds in 1974 and took over as the team’s closer the following season. He led the National League with 22 saves in 1975 […]

Bernie Carbo

The 1970 Sporting News Rookie of the Year, Carbo played for 12 years in the majors, breaking in with the Cincinnati Reds and finishing with the Pittsburgh Pirates. In 1,010 games he hit .264 with 96 home runs. He played in four games for the Reds in 1969, then took over as the team’s starting […]

Jim Merritt

An all star in 1970, Merritt won 81 games during an 11-year big league career. He broke in with the Minnesota Twins in 1965 and quickly became a regular in their rotation. Merritt won 13 games in 1967, starting a streak of four straight seasons with at least 12 wins. The Twins traded him to […]

Swings and misses

The National League’s leader in wins in 1973, Ron Bryant pitched for eight seasons in the big leagues, going 57-56 with a 4.02 ERA for the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals. Bryant broke in with San Francisco in 1967, then spent the next year back in the minors. He returned in 1968 and […]

Dick Simpson

Simpson played for six different teams during seven years in the majors. In 288 games he hit .207 with 15 home runs. He broke in as a 19-year old with the Los Angeles Angels in 1962 and promptly got a hit in his first at bat. Simpson never found any regular playing time with the […]

Jay Howell

A three-time all star, Howell pitched for 15 years in the majors, starting with the Cincinnati Reds in 1980 and finishing with the Texas Rangers in 1994. In between those years he was one of the best relief pitchers in baseball. After a stop with the Chicago Cubs in 1981 and three years with the […]