Wilson Alvarez

An all-star in 1994, Alvarez won 102 games during a 14-year career that saw him pitch from 1989-2005. He arrived in the majors as a 19-year old with the Texas Rangers but made his mark with the Chicago White Sox a couple years later. Alvarez went 15-8 with a 2.94 ERA for Chicago in 1993Continue reading “Wilson Alvarez”

Jim Eisenreich

Eisenreich spent 15 years playing in the majors, hitting .290 with 52 home runs and 105 stolen bases while playing between 1982-1998. His career was broken up by a two-year retirement due to Tourette’s Syndrome, which forced him to miss the 1985 and 1986 seasons. He saw limited action for the Minnesota Twins from 1982-1984,Continue reading “Jim Eisenreich”

Swings and misses

An all-star in 1973, Manny Mota spent 20 years playing in the majors for the San Francisco Giants, Pittsburgh Pirates, Montreal Expos and Los Angeles Dodgers. In 1,536 games he hit .304 with 31 home runs. A superb pinch hitter, Mota retired as the all-time leader in pinch hits with 150. His mark has sinceContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Rudy Law

Law spent seven seasons playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals. He appeared in 749 games between 1978-1986 and hit .271 with 18 home runs and 228 stolen bases. He was a regular for the Dodgers in 1980, hitting .260 in 128 games, but spent the next year inContinue reading “Rudy Law”

Swings and misses

Somehow I ended up sending letters to Jim Wohlford twice, so this is his second appearance in this section. He played for 15 years in the majors, hitting .260 with 21 home runs while serving mainly as a reserve outfielder for the Kansas City Royals, Milwaukee Brewers, San Francisco Giants and Montreal Expos. Cory SnyderContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

A member of the famed Big Red Machine, Jack Billingham won 145 games during a 13-year career that saw him pitch for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros, Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox in addition to the Cincinnati Reds. Billingham was an all star in 1973 while pitching for the Reds. He led theContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Ted Savage

Savage spent nine seasons playing in the majors. He came up with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1962 and served as one of the team’s regular outfielders, hitting .266 with seven home runs and 16 stolen bases while playing in 127 games. The season was the start of a long, winding road for Savage. He wasContinue reading “Ted Savage”

Milt Thompson

Thompson spent 13 seasons playing in the majors, breaking in with the Atlanta Braves in 1984 and finishing with the Colorado Rockies in 1996. In between he had many productive seasons for the Philadelphia Phillies and St. Louis Cardinals. He also spent time with the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers. In 1,359 games, ThompsonContinue reading “Milt Thompson”

Jay Howell

A three-time all star, Howell pitched for 15 years in the majors, starting with the Cincinnati Reds in 1980 and finishing with the Texas Rangers in 1994. In between those years he was one of the best relief pitchers in baseball. After a stop with the Chicago Cubs in 1981 and three years with theContinue reading “Jay Howell”