Swings and misses

Joe Simpson spent nine years playing in the majors with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Seattle Mariners and Kansas City Royals. In 605 games he hit .242 with nine home runs. He is notable as Gaylord Perry’s 3000th strikeout victim. Following his playing career, Simpson became a broadcaster. He has called Atlanta Braves games since 1992 […]

Jerry Reuss

A two-time all star, Reuss won 220 games during 22 seasons pitching in the big leagues. From 1969-1990, he pitched for eight different teams and the Pittsburgh Pirates twice. He came up with the Cardinals and was a 14-game winner for them in 1971. After spending two years with the Houston Astros, Reuss joined the […]

Swings and misses

From 1979-1987, Randy Niemann pitched in parts of eight seasons in the majors, winning seven games and saving three more. He came up with the Houston Astros and pitched in 26 games as a rookie. He made seven starts that year for Houston and threw two shutouts while picking up three wins and a save. […]

Swings and misses

A veteran of 10 big league seasons, Clint Hurdle hit .259 with 32 home runs in 515 games played between 1977-1987. His best year came for the Kansas City Royals in 1980 when he hit .294 with 10 home runs, 60 RBIs and 50 runs scored. Hurdle also played with the Cincinnati Reds, New York […]

Swings and misses

Danny Darwin pitched for 21 years in the big leagues, winning 171 games for nine teams. He came up with the Texas Rangers in 1978 and won 13 games for them in 1980. He led the National League in ERA (2.21) in 1990 while pitching for the Houston Astros. Darwin posted double-digits in wins seven […]

Ken Oberkfell

Oberkfell spent 16 years playing in the big leagues. In 1,602 games he hit .278 with 29 home runs. He came up with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1977 and became the team’s starting second baseman in 1979. Oberkfell enjoyed some great seasons for the Redbirds, hitting around .300 every year. He hit .301 in […]

Swings and misses

A two-time all star, Ken Forsch, won 114 games during a 16-year career that saw him pitch for the Houston Astros and California Angels. A versatile pitcher, Forsch worked as a starter and out of the bullpen. He saved 19 games for the Astros in 1976 which earned him his first trip to the all-star […]