Alan Fowlkes

Fowlkes appeared in 23 games for the San Francisco Giants and California Angels in 1982 and 1985. He posted a 4-2 record with a 5.48 ERA and 50 strikeouts. The vast majority of those games were for the Giants in 1982. He pitched in 21 games that season, making 15 starts and even getting aContinue reading “Alan Fowlkes”

Donn Pall

A member of the 1997 world champion Florida Marlins, Pall pitched for 10 seasons in the majors, going 24-23 with 10 saves and a 3.63 ERA. He came up with his hometown Chicago White Sox in 1988 and pitched for the team for six years before being traded to the Philadelphia Phillies in September 1993.Continue reading “Donn Pall”

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”

Rod Gilbreath

Gilbreath spent seven seasons playing in the Atlanta Braves infield. He came up in 1972 and by 1976 he was the team’s starting second baseman. He held the spot for two years, then shifted between second and third base in 1978, which would be his last year in the big leagues. He spent two seasonsContinue reading “Rod Gilbreath”

Mike Trombley

Trombley pitched for 11 years in the majors, breaking in with the Minnesota Twins in 1992 and finishing with the Twins in 2002. In between his two stints in Minnesota, he pitched for the Baltimore Orioles and Los Angeles Dodgers. In 509 games, Trombley posted a 37-47 record with 44 saves and a 4.48 ERA.Continue reading “Mike Trombley”

Geoff Combe

Combe pitched in 18 games for the Cincinnati Reds in 1980 and 1981. In 24.1 innings he posted one win, 19 strikeouts and an 8.51 ERA. Combe made no big league starts, but did finish six games for the Reds in 1981. He pitched professionally from 1975-1982. Combe fanned Dodgers legends Baker, Garvey and CeyContinue reading “Geoff Combe”

Swings and misses

Bob Gibson pitched in 98 games for the Milwaukee Brewers and New York Mets from 1983-1987. In 269.2 innings he went 12-18 with a 4.24 ERA and 13 saves. He had his best season while pitching for the Brewers in 1985. Gipson appeared in 41 games that year, and picked up six wins and 11Continue reading “Swings and misses”

Pat Bourque

Bourque spent parts of four seasons playing in the majors for the Chicago Cubs, Oakland A’s and Minnesota Twins. In 201 games he hit .215 with 12 home runs. He broke in with the Cubs in 1971 and had his most productive season two years later when he hit .204 with nine home runs, 29Continue reading “Pat Bourque”

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”

Sir Hensley Meulens

Meulens spent parts of seven seasons in the majors, playing for the New York Yankees, Montreal Expos and Arizona Diamondbacks between 1989-1998. In 182 games he hit .220 with 15 home runs. He never reached 100 games played in a season. The closest he came was in 1991 when he played in 96 games forContinue reading “Sir Hensley Meulens”