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 […]

Swings and misses

Ed Romero spent 12 years in the big leagues, hitting .247 with eight home run in 730 games. Used mostly as a backup infielder, he played for the Milwaukee Brewers, Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves and Detroit Tigers. He saw action in 116 games for Milwaukee in 1984 and played in 100 games for the […]

Ray Burris

Burris won 108 games in a 15-year career that began in 1973 and concluded in 1987. He broke in with the Chicago Cubs and by 1975 was a mainstay in their rotation. He won 15 games that year, then 15 more in 1976 and 14 in 1977. However, he would not reach double-digit wins again […]

Don Money

A four-time all star, Money spent 16 years playing in the majors, hitting .261 with 176 home runs in 1,720 games. He broke in with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1968 and was the team’s starting third baseman until 1973 when he was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers to make room for Mike Schmidt. Money came […]