Dave Wickersham

Wickersham pitched for 10 seasons in the big leagues, going 68-57 with a 3.66 ERA for the ┬áKansas City A’s, Detroit Tigers, Pittsburgh Pirates and Kansas City Royals. He came up with the A’s in 1960 and by 1962 was a mainstay in the team’s starting rotation. He won 11 games in 1962, then 12 […]

Swings and misses

Hall of Fame manager Tony LaRussa spent six years as a reserve infielder in the majors, playing for the Kansas City/Oakland A’s, Atlanta Braves and Chicago Cubs from 1963-1973. In 132 games he hit .199 with no home runs. His busiest year was 1970 with Oakland. He played in 52 games that season and hit […]

Swings and misses

A World Series winner with the Baltimore Orioles in 1966, Russ Snyder played for 12 years in the majors, hitting .271 with 42 home runs. He came up with the Kansas City A’s in 1959 and finished third in the Rookie of the Year vote while hitting .313. He was a regular for the A’s […]

Marty Kutyna

Kutyna pitched in 159 big-league games between 1959-1962 for the Kansas City A’s and the Washington Senators. He went 14-16 with eight saves and a 3.88 ERA. He won six games while pitching 143 innings for the Senators in 1961 in what was arguably his best season. Kutyna’s professional career stretched from 1953-1963. While he […]

Joe Morgan

Better known as the manager of the Boston Red Sox, Morgan played for parts of four years in the majors, hitting .193 in 88 games with two home runs. He came up with the Kansas City A’s and the Milwaukee Braves in 1959, then was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies for Alvin Dark in 1960. […]