Dan McGinn

McGinn pitched in 210 games for the Cincinnati Reds, Montreal Expos and Chicago Cubs from 1968-1972. Used mostly as a relief pitcher, McGinn compiled a 15-30 career record with a 5.11 ERA and 10 saves. He had his best season while pitching for the Expos in 1969, going 7-10 with a 3.94 ERA and sixContinue reading “Dan McGinn”

Swings and misses

Pete Stanicek played in 113 games for the Baltimore Orioles in 1987 and 1988. In 374 at bats he hit .243 with four home runs. He played professionally from 1985-1990. Dave Martinez spent 16 years in the majors, playing for the Chicago Cubs, Montreal Expos, Cincinnati Reds, San Francisco Giants, Chicago White Sox, Tampa BayContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Tom Lawless

Lawless played for eight seasons with the Cincinnati Reds, Montreal Expos, St. Louis Cardinals and Toronto Blue Jays between 1982 and 1990. In 343 games he hit .207 with two home runs and 53 stolen bases. Lawless is the only player to ever be traded for Pete Rose (who he listed as his favorite playerContinue reading “Tom Lawless”

Gary Green

Green played in 106 games for the San Diego Padres, Texas Rangers, and Cincinnati Reds between 1986 and 1992. In 180 career at bats he hit .222 with no home runs. Green appeared in 62 games for the 1990 Rangers and hit .216. He played professionally from 1985-1995. Green was a member of the UnitedContinue reading “Gary Green”

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”