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”

Gary Wayne

Wayne pitched for six years in the majors, going 14-14 with a 3.93 ERA for the Minnesota Twins, Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Dodgers. Wayne played from 1989-1994 and never made a start in the big leagues. He had his best season while pitching for the Twins in 1992 as he won three games andContinue reading “Gary Wayne”

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”

Gerald Young

Young played in 640 games for the Houston Astros, Colorado Rockies and St. Louis Cardinals from 1987-1994. He had a fine rookie season for Houston, hitting .321 with 26 stolen bases in 71 games. He finished fifth in the National League Rookie of the Year vote and appeared to be on his way to aContinue reading “Gerald Young”

Milt Thompson

Thompson spent 13 seasons playing in the majors, breaking in with the Atlanta Braves in 1984 and finishing with the Colorado Rockies in 1996. In between he had many productive seasons for the Philadelphia Phillies and St. Louis Cardinals. He also spent time with the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers. In 1,359 games, ThompsonContinue reading “Milt Thompson”

Bryn Smith

Smith pitched for 13 years in the big leagues, going 108-94 with a 3.53 ERA while playing for the Montreal Expos, St. Louis Cardinals and Colorado Rockies from 1981-1993. Smith was 18-5 with a 2.91 ERA for the Expos in 1985. This was easily his best year. He strung together a string of six straightContinue reading “Bryn Smith”

Howie Bedell

Bedell played in 67 games for the Milwaukee Braves and Philadelphia Phillies in 1962 and 1968. He hit .193 and did not have a home run. Most of Bedell’s MLB playing time came for the Braves in 1962. He appeared in 58 games for Milwaukee and hit .196 while scoring 15 runs. He played inContinue reading “Howie Bedell”

Scott Servais

Servais caught for 11 years in the majors, breaking in with the Houston Astros in 1991 and finishing with the same team in 2001. In between he hit .245 with 63 home runs while playing for the Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants and Colorado Rockies. Servais’ best years came for the Cubs in the mid-90’s.Continue reading “Scott Servais”

Swings and misses

A veteran of 10 big league seasons, Clint Hurdle hit .259 with 32 home runs in 515 games played between 1977-1987. His best year came for the Kansas City Royals in 1980 when he hit .294 with 10 home runs, 60 RBIs and 50 runs scored. Hurdle also played with the Cincinnati Reds, New YorkContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

An all star in 1974, Ralph Garr hit .306 in a 13-year career spent with the Atlanta Braves, Chicago White Sox and California Angels. Garr came up with the Braves in 1968 and played sparingly for the next three years. He became a regular in 1971 and responded by hitting .343 and scoring a career-highContinue reading “Swings and misses”