Pete Ladd

The Milwaukee Brewers closer in 1983, Ladd pitched for six years in the big leagues, going 17-23 with 39 saves for the Brewers, Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners. He came up with the Astros in 1979 and pitched in 10 games before returning to the minors for the next two seasons. Ladd resurfaced in the […]

Randy Lerch

Lerch won 60 games over an 11-year career that saw him pitch from 1975-1986 for the Philadelphia Phillies, Milwaukee Brewers, Montreal Expos and San Francisco Giants. Lerch strung together three straight years with at least 10 wins for the Phillies (1977-1979) but then lost 14 games in 1981 and Philadelphia ended up trading him to […]

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

Rick Waits pitched for 12 seasons in the big leagues, going 79-92 with a 4.25 ERA. He pitched one game for the Texas Rangers in 1973 before joining the Cleveland Indians in 1975. He won 13 games for the Tribe in 1978, then 16 more in 1979. He was again a 13-game winner in 1980, […]

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 Macha

Macha appeared in 180 big-league games, playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Montreal Expos and Toronto Blue Jays between 1974-1981. He hit .258 with one home run during his time in the majors. Macha’s career-high for games played came with the Expos in 1980. He appeared in 49 games that year for Montreal and hit .290 […]

Swings and misses

From 1959-1961, Dan Dobbek hit .208 with 15 home runs while playing in 198 games for the Washington Senators/Minnesota Twins. He spent one full year with Washington, 1960, and hit .218 with 10 of his career home runs. His professional career lasted until 1963. Mark Brouhard spent six seasons as a reserve outfielder for the […]