Swings and misses

An all-star in 1983, Atlee Hammaker pitched for 12 years in the majors, going 59-67 with a 3.66 ERA. He pitched from 1981-1995 for the Kansas City Royals, San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres and Chicago White Sox. He won 12 games for the Giants in 1982, then won 10 more to go with a […]

Jim Eisenreich

Eisenreich spent 15 years playing in the majors, hitting .290 with 52 home runs and 105 stolen bases while playing between 1982-1998. His career was broken up by a two-year retirement due to Tourette’s Syndrome, which forced him to miss the 1985 and 1986 seasons. He saw limited action for the Minnesota Twins from 1982-1984, […]

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 […]

Pete Mackanin

Mackanin spent nine seasons playing in the majors, breaking in with the Texas Rangers in 1973 and finishing with the Minnesota Twins in 1981. In between, he spent time with the Philadelphia Phillies and Montreal Expos. He was Montreal’s starting second baseman in 1975 and 1976. He had his best year at the plate in […]

Swings and misses

Juan Berenguer pitched for 14 years in the majors, part of a professional baseball career that lasted for close to a quarter of a century once his service time in the minors, independents and Mexican leagues are taken into account. Mostly a long reliever, Berenguer posted a 67-62 career mark with a 3.90 ERA and […]

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 […]

Swings and misses

George Frazier went 35-43 with a 4.20 ERA during a 10-year big league career that saw him pitch for the St. Louis Cardinals, New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians, Chicago Cubs and Minnesota Twins. Frazier did not make a start in his entire career and mostly worked as a set-up man. He posted 29 total saves, […]

Jeff Reardon

A four-time all star, Reardon pitched for 16 years in the majors, posting a 73-77 record with 367 saves and a 3.16 ERA. He first came up with the New York Mets in 1979 and was dealt to the Montreal Expos in 1981. His career took off in Montreal as he became the team’s closer […]

Swings and misses

Jim Winn went 12-17 with a 4.67 ERA during six big-league seasons. He arrived in the majors with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1983 but pitched in just 16 games his first two years. He became a regular part of Pittsburgh’s bullpen over the next two seasons and enjoyed what was probably the best year of […]