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”

Swings and misses

Frank Riccelli pitched in 17 games for the San Francisco Giants and Houston Astros between 1976 and 1979. He went 3-3 with a 4.39 ERA in 41 big-league innings. Craig Minetto pitched in 55 games for the Oakland A’s from 1978-1981. He won one game, save another, lost seven and had a 5.40 ERA inContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

Craig Chamberlain pitched in 15 games for the Kansas City Royals in 1979 and 1980. He went 4-5 with a 4.10 ERA in 79 innings pitched. He was quite effective for Kansas City as a rookie in 1979. He made 10 starts that season and threw four complete games while earning his four career winsContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Mark Grant

Grant pitched for eight years in the majors, compiling a 22-32 record with a 4.32 ERA and eight saves. He came up in 1984 with the San Francisco Giants but spent the following season back in the minors. He was up for good with San Francisco in 1986 but the Giants dealt him to theContinue reading “Mark Grant”

Swings and misses

Benny Distefano played in 240 games for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Houston Astros between 1984-1992. In 360 at bats, he hit .228 with seven home runs. In between his stints in the majors, Distefano played in Venezuela and Japan. He is the last left-handed throwing catcher to appear in an MLB game, catching three timesContinue reading “Swings and misses”

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”

Mark Knudson

Knudson pitched for eight seasons in the majors, breaking in with the Houston Astros in 1985 and finishing with the Colorado Rockies in 1993. In 121 games he posted a 24-29 career record with a 4.72 ERA. He spent most of his career with the Milwaukee Brewers and it was with the Brewers that heContinue reading “Mark Knudson”

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”

Dave Mlicki

Mlicki pitched for 10 years in the majors, going 66-80 with a 4.72 ERA for the Cleveland Indians, New York Mets, Los Angeles Dodgers, Detroit Tigers and Houston Astros between 1992 and 2002. Mlicki won 14 games for the Tigers in 1999. He won 11 games for the Tigers and Astros in 2001, despite aContinue reading “Dave Mlicki”