Swings and misses

Dwight Bernard pitched in 115 games for the New York Mets and Milwaukee Brewers between 1978 and 1982. In 176 innings, he posted a 4-8 record with a 4.14 ERA and six saves, all of which he got in his last season as a major leaguer, 1982, while working for Milwaukee. An all star inContinue reading “Swings and misses”

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”

Bill Scherrer

Scherrer pitched for seven years in the majors, compiling an 8-10 record with 11 saves and a 4.08 ERA. He came up with the Cincinnati Reds in 1982 and had his most productive season the next year. He pitched in 73 games for the Reds in 1983 and earned two wins while saving 10 gamesContinue reading “Bill Scherrer”

Bob MacDonald

MacDonald pitched for six seasons in the majors, breaking in with the Toronto Blue Jays in 1990 and finishing with the New York Mets in 1996. In between, he pitched for the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees. He also pitched one season in Japan for the Hanshin Tigers. In 197 games, MacDonald posted anContinue reading “Bob MacDonald”

Ed Putman

Putman played in 43 games for the Chicago Cubs and Detroit Tigers between 1976-1979. In 71 at bats he hit .239 with two home runs. He played most of his games at catcher, but also appeared at first base and third base during his brief major league stint. Putman’s professional career lasted from 1975-1981. EdContinue reading “Ed Putman”

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”

Swings and misses

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”