John Stuper

Stuper pitched for four seasons in the majors, going 32-28 with a 3.96 ERA for the St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds between 1982-1985. He had his best year in 1983 while playing for St. Louis. He won 12 games that season to go with a 3.68 ERA in 198 innings pitched. Stuper was aContinue reading “John Stuper”

Swings and misses

Mike Barlow pitched for seven seasons in the majors, playing for the St. Louis Cardinals, Houston Astros, California Angels and Toronto Blue Jays from 1975-1981. In 133 games he posted a 10-6 record with a 4.63 ERA and six saves. Mike Griffin appeared in 67 games for the New York Yankees, Chicago Cubs, San DiegoContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Dave Van Gorder

Van Gorder appeared in 183 games for the Cincinnati Reds and Baltimore Orioles between 1982 and 1987. In 420 at bats he hit .212 with three home runs. Van Gorder was typically a backup, but did catch 70 games for Cincinnati in 1985. He hit .238 that season with two home runs and 24 RBIs.Continue reading “Dave Van Gorder”

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”

Dwayne Henry

Henry pitched for 11 years in the majors, coming up with the Texas Rangers in 1984 and finishing with the Detroit Tigers in 1995. In 256 games he went 14-15 with 14 saves and a 4.65 ERA. He also played for the Houston Astros, Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds and Seattle Mariners. Henry had his bestContinue reading “Dwayne Henry”

Chris Hammond

Hammond pitched for 14 years in the majors, posting a 66-62 career record with a 4.14 ERA. He came up in 1990 with the Cincinnati Reds. He won 11 games for the Florida Marlins in 1993, which would be his career high. He went on to pitch for the Boston Red Sox before returning toContinue reading “Chris Hammond”

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”

Bill Scherrer

Scherrer pitched for seven years in the majors, compiling an 8-10 record with 11 saves and a 4.08 ERA. He came up with the Cincinnati Reds in 1982 and had his most productive season the next year. He pitched in 73 games for the Reds in 1983 and earned two wins while saving 10 gamesContinue reading “Bill Scherrer”

Swings and misses

Willie Norwood played in 294 games for the Minnesota Twins from 1977-1980. In 854 at bats he hit .242 with 18 home runs and 41 stolen bases. Norwood was Minnesota’s starting left fielder in 1978 and delivered a fantastic season. in 125 games that year he hit .255 with 25 stolen bases and eight homeContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Geoff Combe

Combe pitched in 18 games for the Cincinnati Reds in 1980 and 1981. In 24.1 innings he posted one win, 19 strikeouts and an 8.51 ERA. Combe made no big league starts, but did finish six games for the Reds in 1981. He pitched professionally from 1975-1982. Combe fanned Dodgers legends Baker, Garvey and CeyContinue reading “Geoff Combe”