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 since […]

Swings and misses

Jack Lazorko pitched in 69 games for the Milwaukee Brewers, Seattle Mariners, Detroit Tigers and California Angels from 1984-1988. He had his most productive season in 1987 while playing for the Angels. He won five games that year, while pitching in 117-and-2/3 innings. The five wins were the only wins Lazorko would get in his […]

John Felske

Felske played in 54 games for the Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers between 1968 and 1973. In 104 at bats he hit .135 with one home run, nine RBIs and seven runs scored. Following his playing career, Felske went on to coach and manage in the majors. He was the Philadelphia Phillies skipper from 1985-1987, […]

Swings and misses

An all star in 1977, Jim Slaton won 151 games during 16 seasons in the majors, spent pitching for the Milwaukee Brewers, Detroit Tigers and California Angels. Slaton had 10 seasons where he won at least 10 games. His best year came in 1978 when he won 17 games for Milwaukee. He pitched in the […]

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 Snyder […]

Eddie Zosky

Zosky played in 44 games for the Toronto Blue Jays, Florida Marlins, Milwaukee Brewers and Houston Astros during parts of five seasons that spanned from 1991-2000. He appeared in 18 games as a rookie for Toronto and hit .148. He would never again hit double-digits in games played. In 50 career at bats, Zosky hit […]

Swings and misses

Dave Schmidt went 54-55 with 50 saves during a 12-year career spent pitching with the Texas Rangers, Chicago White Sox, Baltimore Orioles, Montreal Expos and Seattle Mariners. He had six wins, 12 saves and a 2.56 in 1984 for the Rangers, then won 10 games for the Orioles in 1987. He went 10-13 in his […]

Paul Hartzell

Hartzell pitched for six years in the majors, finishing with a 27-39 lifetime record. He came up with the California Angels in 1976 and won seven games while posting a 2.77 ERA in 37 games. The season was arguably his best as his ERA would go down as his career low and he pitched the […]

Bob Humphreys

Humphreys pitched for five teams over the course of nine years (1962-1970) in the majors. In 319 games he went 27-21 with a 3.36 ERA and 20 saves. He came up with the Detroit Tigers, then joined the St. Louis Cardinals in 1963. He appeared in 28 games for the team in 1964 before being […]

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 was […]