Swings and misses

Hal Morris hit .304 during a 13-year career that saw him play for the New York Yankees, Cincinnati Reds, Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers from 1988-2000. He played just 30 games in two years for New York, then hit .340 in his official rookie season with the Reds, finishing third in the National LeagueContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

A member of the 1969 world champions, Art Shamsky played eight seasons in the majors, hitting .253 with 68 home runs for the Cincinnati Reds, New York Mets, Chicago Cubs and Oakland A’s from 1965-1972. Shamsky’s best season came for the Mets in 1969 as he helped them reach and win the World Series. HeContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Scott Terry

Terry pitched for six seasons in the majors, going 24-28 with a 3.73 ERA and eight saves. He came up with the Cincinnati Reds in 1986, then spent the rest of his career with the St. Louis Cardinals. He enjoyed the best year of his career in 1988 while pitching for St. Louis. Terry wonContinue reading “Scott Terry”

Gary Varsho

Varsho played for four teams during eight seasons in the majors. In 571 games he hit .244 with 10 home runs. He had his best year while playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1991. In 99 games he hit .273 with four home runs, nine stolen bases, 23 runs scored and 23 RBIs. All ofContinue reading “Gary Varsho”

Dennis Rasmussen

Dennis Rasmussen pitched for 12 years in the majors, breaking in with the San Diego Padres in 1983 and finishing with the Kansas City Royals in 1995. In between, he posted six double-digit win seasons, including going 18-6 for the New York Yankees in 1986. He won 13 games the next year, which he splitContinue reading “Dennis Rasmussen”

Swings and misses

The starting third baseman for the Pittsburgh Pirates teams of the early 1990’s, Jeff King spent 11 years in the big leagues and hit .256 with 154 home runs. He had his best year in 1996 when he hit .271 with 30 home runs, 111 RBIs and 91 runs scored for Pittsburgh. They traded him,Continue reading “Swings and misses”

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”