Swings and misses

A two-time all star, Jimmie Hall played for eight years in the majors, hitting .254 with 121 home runs for the Minnesota Twins, California Angels, Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees, Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves from 1963-1970. Hall blasted 33 home runs for the Twins as a rookie and finished third in the American LeagueContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Luis Tiant

Tiant pitched for 19 years in the majors, compiling a 229-172 record and a 3.30 ERA, while playing for the Cleveland Indians, Minnesota Twins, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, and California Angels from 1964-1982. Tiant went 10-4 as a rookie for the Indians and won at least 10 games over his firstContinue reading “Luis Tiant”

Doug Jones

Jones pitched for 16 years in the majors and saved 303 games. His major league service spanned from 1982-2000 and he played for the Milwaukee Brewers, Cleveland Indians, Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies, Baltimore Orioles, Chicago Cubs, and Oakland A’s. In addition to his 300-plus saves, he won 69 games and had a 3.30 career ERA.Continue reading “Doug Jones”

Swings and misses

Randy Johnson appeared in 101 games for the Chicago White Sox and Minnesota Twins in 1980 and 1982. In 254 at bats he hit .244 with 10 home runs. He played professionally from 1979-1985. Curt Wardle pitched in 52 games for the Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins from 1984-1985. He compiled an 8-9 record withContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Horace Speed

Speed played in 113 games for the San Francisco Giants and Cleveland Indians between 1975 and 1979. He hit .207 with four stolen bases. He appeared in 70 games for Cleveland in 1978 and hit .226. This would account for the bulk of his time in the majors. He played in the minors from 1969-1980Continue reading “Horace Speed”

Swings and misses

Bob James pitched for eight seasons in the majors, coming up with the Montreal Expos in 1978 and finishing with the Chicago White Sox in 1987. He was just 19 when he got his first taste of the big leagues and did not arrive for good until 1983, a year he split between the DetroitContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Jim Poole

Poole pitched for 11 seasons in the majors, breaking in with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1990 and finishing with the Montreal Expos in 2000. In between, he pitched for the Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies and Detroit Tigers. In 431 games, Poole went 22-12 with a 4.31 ERAContinue reading “Jim Poole”

Bobby Witt

Witt won 142 games over a 16-year career that spanned from 1986-2001. He broke in with the Texas Rangers and won 11 games as a rookie. This would be one of seven seasons where he posted at least 10 wins. Witt went 17-10 with a 3.36 ERA for Texas in 1990. He also struck outContinue reading “Bobby Witt”