Dave Tobik

Tobik pitched for eight seasons in the majors, playing from 1978-1985 for the Detroit Tigers, Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers. In 196 games he posted a 14-23 record with a 3.70 ERA and 28 saves. Tobik twice saved nine games in a season, first for the Tigers in 1982, then for the Rangers in 1983.Continue reading “Dave Tobik”

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Bobby Ramos spent parts of six seasons in the majors. He played for the Montreal Expos, and briefly for the New York Yankees, between 1978-1984. In 103 career games, he hit .190 with four home runs. Ramos had a successful run as a minor league manager, and later a coach, following his playing career. MikeContinue reading “Swings and misses”

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”

Franklin Stubbs

Stubbs spent 10 seasons in the majors, hitting .232 with 104 home runs for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers and Detroit Tigers. He played from 1984-1992, then returned to the majors in 1995 with Detroit. He twice hit 23 home runs in a season, for the Dodgers in 1986 and the AstrosContinue reading “Franklin Stubbs”

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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”

Swings and misses

Chuck Porter pitched for the Milwaukee Brewers from 1981-1985. In 54 games he went 13-13 with a 4.14 ERA. He won six games and had a 3.87 ERA in 1984, which was his best year in the majors. The brother of Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Billy Ripken spent 12 years in the majors, playingContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Dave Mlicki

Mlicki pitched for 10 years in the majors, going 66-80 with a 4.72 ERA for the Cleveland Indians, New York Mets, Los Angeles Dodgers, Detroit Tigers and Houston Astros between 1992 and 2002. Mlicki won 14 games for the Tigers in 1999. He won 11 games for the Tigers and Astros in 2001, despite aContinue reading “Dave Mlicki”

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Mark Thurmond pitched for eight seasons in the majors. He came up with the San Diego Padres in 1983, then worked for the Detroit Tigers, Baltimore Orioles and San Francisco Giants before retiring in 1990. In 314 games Thurmond went 40-46 with a 3.69 ERA and 21 saves. His best season came for the PadresContinue reading “Swings and misses”

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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

Milt May played for 15 years in the majors, breaking in with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1970 and finishing back with the Pirates in 1984. In between he also played for the Houston Astros, Detroit Tigers, Chicago White Sox and San Francisco Giants. In 1,192 games May hit .263 with 77 home runs. He hadContinue reading “Swings and misses”