Swings and misses

The Rookie of the Year in 1969, Lou Piniella spent 18 years playing in the majors, most notably for the New York Yankees. He was with the Kansas City Royals, however, when he hit .282 with 11 home runs to claim top rookie honors. Piniella went on to play in one All-Star Game and finish […]

Merv Rettenmund

Rettenmund played for 13 seasons in the majors, coming up with the Baltimore Orioles in 1968 and finishing with the California Angels in 1980. He finished 19th in the 1971 MVP vote while playing for Baltimore. Appearing in a career-high 141 games, Rettenmund hit .318 that year with 11 home runs, 75 RBI and 81 […]

Swings and misses

Steve Renko won 134 games while pitching for seven different clubs from 1969-1983. He had his best years for the Montreal Expos from 1970-1974. Four times during this span, he won 12 or more games, twice reaching his career-high of 15. His best season came in 1973 when he went 15-11 with a 2.81 ERA. […]

Hank Fischer

Fischer went 30-39 over a six-year stint in the big leagues. He came up with the Milwaukee Braves in 1962 and stuck around for 1963. His best season came in 1964 when he went 11-10 for Milwaukee. As he notes on his questionnaire, Fischer pitched five shutouts that season and added a couple saves as […]