Pete Mackanin

Mackanin spent nine seasons playing in the majors, breaking in with the Texas Rangers in 1973 and finishing with the Minnesota Twins in 1981. In between, he spent time with the Philadelphia Phillies and Montreal Expos. He was Montreal’s starting second baseman in 1975 and 1976. He had his best year at the plate in […]

Swings and misses

A two-time all star, Jeff Russell saved 186 games during a 14-year career spent pitching for the Cincinnati Reds, Texas Rangers, Oakland A’s, Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians. Russell led the American League in saves in 1989 with 38. It was easily the best year of his career as he picked up six wins […]

Jack Fisher

Fisher pitched for 11 years in the majors, going 86-139 with a 4.06 ERA while working for the Baltimore Orioles, San Francisco Giants, New York Mets, Chicago White Sox and Cincinnati Reds from 1959-1969. He had the best year of his career in 1960 for Baltimore, going 12-11 with a 3.41 ERA. It was the […]

Swings and misses

Dave Schmidt went 54-55 with 50 saves during a 12-year career spent pitching with the Texas Rangers, Chicago White Sox, Baltimore Orioles, Montreal Expos and Seattle Mariners. He had six wins, 12 saves and a 2.56 in 1984 for the Rangers, then won 10 games for the Orioles in 1987. He went 10-13 in his […]

Swings and misses

Vic CorrellĀ hit .229 with 29 home runs during parts of eight big-league seasons that spanned from 1972-1980. He appeared in one game for the Boston Red Sox in 1972, then returned to the majors with the Atlanta Braves in 1974. He played in 103 games for the team the following season and had his most […]

Jeff Reardon

A four-time all star, Reardon pitched for 16 years in the majors, posting a 73-77 record with 367 saves and a 3.16 ERA. He first came up with the New York Mets in 1979 and was dealt to the Montreal Expos in 1981. His career took off in Montreal as he became the team’s closer […]

Swings and misses

A member of the famed Big Red Machine, Jack Billingham won 145 games during a 13-year career that saw him pitch for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros, Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox in addition to the Cincinnati Reds. Billingham was an all star in 1973 while pitching for the Reds. He led the […]

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 […]