Frank Kostro

Kostro spent parts of seven seasons in the big leagues, playing for the Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Angels and Minnesota Twins between 1962-1969. In 266 games he hit .244 with five home runs. A versatile utility man, Kostro never played in more than 74 games in a season. That happened in 1963, which he splitContinue reading “Frank Kostro”

Dick Simpson

Simpson played for six different teams during seven years in the majors. In 288 games he hit .207 with 15 home runs. He broke in as a 19-year old with the Los Angeles Angels in 1962 and promptly got a hit in his first at bat. Simpson never found any regular playing time with theContinue reading “Dick Simpson”

Mark Gubicza

A two-time all star, Gubicza pitched for 14 seasons in the majors, mostly for the Kansas City Royals, from 1984-1997. He broke in with Kansas City and immediately made an impact, winning 10 years his first season and finishing seventh in the American League Rookie of the Year vote. Gubicza went on to post double-digitContinue reading “Mark Gubicza”

Swings and misses

Eli Grba pitched for five seasons in the majors, going 28-33 with four saves for the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Angels. His best year was 1961 with the Halos. He won 11 games that season and saved two more in 211.2 innings. Grba passed away on January 14, 2019 and his family returnedContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Gordy Windhorn

Windhorn played in 95 games in the majors, hitting .176 with two home runs. He arrived in 1959 with the New York Yankees but failed to get a hit in 11 at bats. After spending 1960 in the minors, Windhorn was back in the majors in 1961, this time with the Los Angeles Dodgers. HeContinue reading “Gordy Windhorn”

Ken McBride

A three-time all star, McBride pitched for seven seasons in the big leagues, winning 40 games in the process. He pitched in 16 games for the Chicago White Sox in 1959 and 1960, then was selected by the Los Angeles Angels in the 1960 expansion draft. McBride found immediate success with the Halos, winning 12Continue reading “Ken McBride”

Bob Meyer

Meyer went 2-12 in 38 big league games pitched between 1964-1970. He came up with the New York Yankees in 1964 and pitched in seven games before being sold to the Los Angeles Angels. He pitched in six games for Los Angeles before they sold him to the Kansas City A’s, where he appeared inContinue reading “Bob Meyer”