John Fishel

Fishel played in 19 games for the Houston Astros in 1988. In 26 at bats he hit .231 with one home run. He played professionally from 1985-1990. Fishel was a member of the Cal State Fullerton team that won the 1984 College World Series. He was named the Most Outstanding Player in the tournament, whereContinue reading “John Fishel”

Dave Campbell

Campbell played for eight years in the majors, breaking in with the Detroit Tigers in 1967 and finishing with the Houston Astros in 1974. In between he also played for the San Diego Padres and St. Louis Cardinals. In 428 games Campbell hit .213 with 20 home runs. He had his most productive season inContinue reading “Dave Campbell”

Eric Bell

Bell pitched in parts of six seasons for the Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians and Houston Astros. In 68 games he posted a 15-18 record with a 5.18 ERA. Bell played from 1985-1987 with Baltimore, then spent the next four seasons in the minor leagues, before resurfacing with the Indians in 1991. He appeared in sevenContinue reading “Eric Bell”

Tom Lawless

Lawless played for eight seasons with the Cincinnati Reds, Montreal Expos, St. Louis Cardinals and Toronto Blue Jays between 1982 and 1990. In 343 games he hit .207 with two home runs and 53 stolen bases. Lawless is the only player to ever be traded for Pete Rose (who he listed as his favorite playerContinue reading “Tom Lawless”

Charlie Kerfeld

Kerfeld pitched for four seasons in the majors, breaking in with the Houston Astros in 1985 and finishing with the Atlanta Braves in 1990. In 123 games, Kerfeld went 18-9 with a 4.20 ERA and nine saves. He finished fourth in the National League Rookie of the Year vote in 1986 when he posted anContinue reading “Charlie Kerfeld”

Swings and misses

Mike Barlow pitched for seven seasons in the majors, playing for the St. Louis Cardinals, Houston Astros, California Angels and Toronto Blue Jays from 1975-1981. In 133 games he posted a 10-6 record with a 4.63 ERA and six saves. Mike Griffin appeared in 67 games for the New York Yankees, Chicago Cubs, San DiegoContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Doug Jones

Jones pitched for 16 years in the majors and saved 303 games. His major league service spanned from 1982-2000 and he played for the Milwaukee Brewers, Cleveland Indians, Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies, Baltimore Orioles, Chicago Cubs, and Oakland A’s. In addition to his 300-plus saves, he won 69 games and had a 3.30 career ERA.Continue reading “Doug Jones”

Dwayne Henry

Henry pitched for 11 years in the majors, coming up with the Texas Rangers in 1984 and finishing with the Detroit Tigers in 1995. In 256 games he went 14-15 with 14 saves and a 4.65 ERA. He also played for the Houston Astros, Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds and Seattle Mariners. Henry had his bestContinue reading “Dwayne Henry”

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”

Kirt Manwaring

Manwaring caught for 13 seasons in the majors, mostly for the San Francisco Giants, but later for the Houston Astros and Colorado Rockies. In 1,008 games, Manwaring hit .246 with 21 home runs. His best year at the plate came in 1993 while playing for San Francisco. He appeared in a career-high 130 games thatContinue reading “Kirt Manwaring”