Swings and misses

An all star in 1974, John Hiller led the American League in saves (38), games finished (60) and games (65) in 1973. He was 10-5 that season with a 1.44 ERA and finished fourth in the Cy Young and fourth in the MVP vote as well. He went 17-14 with a 2.64 ERA during his […]

Terry Humphrey

Humphrey caught for three teams from 1971-1979, posting a .211 career average with six home runs. Primarily a backup, Humphrey did appear in 123 games for the California Angels in 1977. He hit .227 that year with two home runs and a career-high 34 RBIs. In addition to the Angels, Humphrey also played for the […]

Ben Oglivie

A three-time all star, Oglivie spent 16 years patrolling major league outfields for the Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers and most notably, the Milwaukee Brewers. He came up with the Red Sox in 1971, then was dealt to the Tigers in 1973. A couple years later he was a regular for Detroit. He hit 21 […]

Tim Thompson

One of the 100-oldest living baseball players, Thompson caught for four seasons in the big leagues. He came up with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1954 and played in 10 games. After spending 1955 in the minors, Thompson returned in 1956, playing a more regular role for the Kansas City A’s. He appeared in 92 games […]

George Zuverink

Zuverink pitched for eight seasons in the big leagues, compiling a 32-36 career record with 40 saves. He came up with the Cleveland Indians in 1951 and pitched in 16 games over the next two seasons. Primarily a reliever, Zuverink made 25 of his 31 career starts for the Detroit Tigers in 1954. He was […]