Howie Bedell

Bedell played in 67 games for the Milwaukee Braves and Philadelphia Phillies in 1962 and 1968. He hit .193 and did not have a home run. Most of Bedell’s MLB playing time came for the Braves in 1962. He appeared in 58 games for Milwaukee and hit .196 while scoring 15 runs. He played inContinue reading “Howie Bedell”

Swings and misses

Chuck Cottier played nine years in the big leagues, breaking in with the Milwaukee Braves in 1959 and finishing with the California Angels in 1969. He hit .194 in his career with 19 home runs. His best season came for the Washington Senators in 1962 when he hit .242 with six home runs and 14Continue reading “Swings and misses”

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.Continue reading “Joe Morgan”

Charlie Gorin

One of the 100-oldest-living players, Gorin pitched in seven games for the Milwaukee Braves during the 1954-1955 seasons. He appeared in five games for the Braves in 1954, throwing 9.2 innings, striking out 12 and allowing two earned runs. His stint in 1955 was not as good, as he pitched in two games and gaveContinue reading “Charlie Gorin”

Swings and misses

Perhaps best known as the Los Angeles Dodgers’ third-base coach, Joe Amalfitano spent parts of 10 seasons playing in the big leagues. He came up with the New York Giants in 1954 for nine games and was back for 36 more in 1955. He returned to the minors in 1956 and stayed there until 1960Continue reading “Swings and misses”

Ray Crone

Crone spent most of his adult life in professional baseball, first as a player and then as a scout. He first arrived in the majors in 1954 with the Milwaukee Braves. He pitched in 19 games that year for Milwaukee, going 1-0 with a 2.02 ERA. He made 15 starts for the Braves in 1955Continue reading “Ray Crone”

Denny Lemaster

Lemaster pitched for 11 years in the major leagues, winning 90 games along the way. He broke in with the Milwaukee Braves in 1962 and won 11 games the following year. He went 17-11 for Milwaukee in 1964, pitching three shutouts in 221 innings. Lemaster went on to post double-digits in wins three more times,Continue reading “Denny Lemaster”

Hank Fischer

Fischer went 30-39 over a six-year stint in the big leagues. He came up with the Milwaukee Braves in 1962 and stuck around for 1963. His best season came in 1964 when he went 11-10 for Milwaukee. As he notes on his questionnaire, Fischer pitched five shutouts that season and added a couple saves asContinue reading “Hank Fischer”