Swings and misses

Chuck Cottier played nine years in the big leagues, breaking in with the Milwaukee Braves in 1959 and finishing with the California Angels in 1969. He hit .194 in his career with 19 home runs. His best season came for the Washington Senators in 1962 when he hit .242 with six home runs and 14 […]

Pat Corrales

Corrales had a nine-year run as a backup catcher for the Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds and San Diego Padres from 1964-1973. He appeared in 300 games, hitting .216 with four home runs. He never played more than 63 games in a season. This happened in 1965 with the Phillies when he hit […]

Larry Biittner

Biittner spent 14 years playing in the majors, hitting .273 with 29 career home runs. He came up with the Washington Senators in 1970 and moved with the team to Texas in 1972. He played in 137 games for the Rangers during their first year in Arlington and hit his first three career home runs. […]

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 […]