Swings and misses

Jerry Garvin pitched for six seasons for the Toronto Blue Jays from 1977-1982. In 196 games he posted a 20-41 record with eight saves and a 4.43 ERA. Garvin’s best season was his first, as he went 10-18 with a 4.19 ERA and 127 strikeouts for Toronto as a rookie. He lost 12 games theContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

Brad Gulden played in 182 games for the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, Seattle Mariners, Montreal Expos, Cincinnati Reds and San Francisco Giants between 1978 and 1986. He hit .200 with five home runs while serving primarily as a reserve catcher. He was the Reds starting catcher in 1984, playing in 107 games whileContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Jackie Moore

Better known for his time as a manager and coach, Moore appeared in 21 games for the Detroit Tigers in 1965. He had five hits in 53 at bats with two runs scored and two RBI. He did not hit a home run. Moore’s professional playing career spanned from 1957-1967. He twice hit .293 inContinue reading “Jackie Moore”

Bill Dawley

An all star as a rookie in 1983, Dawley pitched for seven seasons in the majors, going 27-30 with a 3.42 ERA for the Houston Astros, Chicago White Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies and Oakland A’s from 1983-1989. He came up and made an immediate impact for Houston, going 6-6 with a 2.82 ERAContinue reading “Bill Dawley”

Swings and misses

Dave Rajsich pitched in 55 games for the Texas Rangers and New York Yankees from 1978-1980. In 115 innings he posted a 3-4 record with two saves and a 4.60 ERA. His best season came with Texas in 1979 when he had a 3.52 ERA in 27 games. Jay Tibbs pitched for seven seasons inContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Charlie Puleo

Puleo pitched for eight seasons in the majors, posting a 29-39 record with a 4.25 ERA in 180 games. He came up with the New York Mets in 1981 and went 9-9 in 171 innings for the team the following season. Following this promising start, the Mets dealt him to the Cincinnati Reds in aContinue reading “Charlie Puleo”

Donnie Scott

Scott spent parts of four seasons catching for the Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners and Cincinnati Reds between 1983 and 1991. In 173 games he hit .217 with seven home runs. He enjoyed his two most productive years in 1984 and 1985 while playing for the Rangers and Mariners. He hit .221 with three home runsContinue reading “Donnie Scott”

Bill Landrum

Landrum pitched for eight seasons in the majors, going 18-15 with 58 saves and a 3.39 ERA for the Cincinnati Reds, Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates and Montreal Expos from 1986-1993. He enjoyed a solid year as the Pirates’ closer in 1989. He saved 26 games for Pittsburgh that season and had a sparkling 1.67 ERA.Continue reading “Bill Landrum”

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 inContinue reading “Pete Mackanin”

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 winsContinue reading “Swings and misses”