Swings and misses

Charley Rabe pitched in 11 big-league games for the Cincinnati Reds in 1957 and 1958. He went 0-4 with a 3.67 ERA in 27 innings. He made two starts and finished one game while striking out 16 of the hitters he faced. Rabe’s professional career lasted from 1952-1963. A veteran of 15 seasons, Ernie Whitt […]

Swings and misses

In 12 big league seasons Bob Skinner hit .277 with 103 home runs. He played for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1954-1963 with his best season coming for the team in 1962. He hit .302 with 20 home runs that year. He joined the Cincinnati Reds in 1963, then played for the St. Louis Cardinals for […]

Roger Craig

One of the last living Brooklyn Dodgers, Craig pitched for 12 years in the big leagues, putting together a 74-98 career mark. He broke in with Brooklyn in 1955, going 5-3 with two saves and a 2.78 ERA. He started 32 games for the Dodgers the next year, winning 12. His best year came after […]

Swings and misses

A 20-game winner in 1977, Dave Goltz pitched for 12 years in the big leagues, compiling a 113-109 career record with a 3.69 ERA and 1105 strikeouts. Gotlz strung together six straight seasons with double-digit wins while pitching for the Minnesota Twins from 1974-1979. His best year came in 1977 when he led the American […]

Swings and misses

One of the 100-oldest-living baseball players, Val Heim appeared in 13 games for the Chicago White Sox in 1942. He hit .200 in 45 at bats with seven RBIs and six runs scored. Heim spent the next three years serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He returned to professional baseball in 1946 […]

Tommy Helms

The National League Rookie of the Year in 1966, Helms spent 14 years in the big leagues, playing for four teams from 1964-1977. He played in just 23 games in 1964 and 1965, but became the Cincinnati Reds starting third baseman in 1966. He hit .284 that season with nine home runs and 72 runs […]