Bill Virdon

The 1955 Rookie of the Year, Virdon spent 11 years in the major leagues, playing for the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates through the 1965 season. He also appeared in six games for the 1968 Pirates, three years after his last major league appearance. Virdon’s first season was his best. In his only full […]

Swings and misses

Steve Renko won 134 games while pitching for seven different clubs from 1969-1983. He had his best years for the Montreal Expos from 1970-1974. Four times during this span, he won 12 or more games, twice reaching his career-high of 15. His best season came in 1973 when he went 15-11 with a 2.81 ERA. […]

Denny Lemaster

Lemaster pitched for 11 years in the major leagues, winning 90 games along the way. He broke in with the Milwaukee Braves in 1962 and won 11 games the following year. He went 17-11 for Milwaukee in 1964, pitching three shutouts in 221 innings. Lemaster went on to post double-digits in wins three more times, […]