Swings and misses

Six more cards came back signed without questionnaires while another came back without a signature or a survey. Here’s a roundup of our recent failures. One of the Baltimore Orioles most reliable relievers, Tippy Martinez pitched for 14 years in the majors, saving 115 games and winning another 55. Martinez went 9-3 with 21 savesContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Eric Soderholm

Soderholm hit 102 home runs during a nine-year major league career. He came up with the Minnesota Twins in 1971 and saw part-time duty over the next three seasons. He was the Twins starting third baseman in 1974 and 1975 but a knee injury robbed him of his 1976 season. He returned to action inContinue reading “Eric Soderholm”

Swings and misses

It has been a while since we’ve done one of these, but we got a bunch of letters back in the mail this weekend so now seemed like a good time. These cards came back with signatures, but no surveys. Andy Etchebarren caught for 15 years in the major leagues, mostly for the Baltimore Orioles,Continue reading “Swings and misses”

Jose Morales

One of the premier pinch hitters of the 1970’s, Morales had a solid 12-year run through the majors that saw him compile a .287 career average to go along with 26 home runs. He only appeared in over 100 games twice, first with the Montreal Expos in 1976 and again with the Minnesota Twins inContinue reading “Jose Morales”

Bob Randall

Randall played in 460 games for the Minnesota Twins from 1976-1980. A second baseman, he took over as the Twins’ starter at that position in 1976 when Hall of Famer Rod Carew moved to first base. Randall responded to the opportunity by having the best year of his career. He hit .267 that season, scoringContinue reading “Bob Randall”

Al Worthington

Worthington pitched for 14 years in the majors. He came up with the New York Giants in 1953, going 4-8 in 20 games. He remained with the Giants through their move to San Francisco where he went 11-7 with six saves in 151.1 innings in 1958. Worthington was traded to the Boston Red Sox inContinue reading “Al Worthington”

George Mitterwald

Mitterwald caught for 11 seasons in the big leagues, posting a .236 career average with 76 home runs in the process. He played for just two teams during the 11-year span, the Minnesota Twins and Chicago Cubs. He came up with the Twins in 1966, but went back to the minors the following year. ByContinue reading “George Mitterwald”

Wayne Terwilliger

Nicknamed “Twig,” Terwilliger played for nine years in the major leagues, compiling a .240 career batting average along the way. Terwilliger broke in with the Chicago Cubs in 1949 and was the team’s starting second baseman the following year. He enjoyed arguably his finest season at the plate that year, hitting .242 while setting careerContinue reading “Wayne Terwilliger”