Thad Bosley

Bosley spent 14 years playing in the big leagues, mostly as a reserve outfielder/pinch hitter. He broke in with the California Angels in 1977 and finished his career with the Texas Rangers in 1990. In between he played for the Chicago White Sox, Milwaukee Brewers, Seattle Mariners, Chicago Cubs and Kansas City Royals. In 784 […]

Swings and misses

Steve Mura pitched for seven years in the majors, compiling a 30-39 record with a 4.00 ERA. He broke in with the San Diego Padres in 1978 and stayed there until 1982, when he joined the St. Louis Cardinals. Mura had the best year of his career with the Redbirds that season, winning 12 games […]

Lenn Sakata

Sakata spent 10 years as a reserve infielder in the majors. From 1977-1987 he played for the Milwaukee Brewers, Baltimore Orioles, Oakland A’s and New York Yankees. In 564 games, Sakata hit .230 with 25 home runs. He was a starter for Baltimore in 1982, appearing in 135 games and hitting .259 with a career-high […]

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, […]