Swings and misses

Dave Rajsich pitched in 55 games for the Texas Rangers and New York Yankees from 1978-1980. In 115 innings he posted a 3-4 record with two saves and a 4.60 ERA. His best season came with Texas in 1979 when he had a 3.52 ERA in 27 games. Jay Tibbs pitched for seven seasons inContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

Shawn Boskie pitched for nine seasons in the majors, going 49-63 with a 5.14 ERA for the Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies, Seattle Mariners, California Angels, Baltimore Orioles and Montreal Expos from 1990-1998. He won 12 games for California in 1996 despite a 5.32 ERA. Boskie was the starting pitcher for California on September 6, 1995Continue reading “Swings and misses”

Bill Landrum

Landrum pitched for eight seasons in the majors, going 18-15 with 58 saves and a 3.39 ERA for the Cincinnati Reds, Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates and Montreal Expos from 1986-1993. He enjoyed a solid year as the Pirates’ closer in 1989. He saved 26 games for Pittsburgh that season and had a sparkling 1.67 ERA.Continue reading “Bill Landrum”

Vance Law

The son of 1960 Cy Young Award winner Vern Law, Vance enjoyed an 11-year run in the majors where he played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago White Sox, Montreal Expos, Chicago Cubs and Oakland A’s between 1980-1991. In 1,212 games Law hit .256 with 71 home runs. He had his best season in 1988 whileContinue reading “Vance Law”

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 sinceContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

Matt Alexander spent parts of nine seasons playing in the majors, breaking in with the Chicago Cubs in 1973 and finishing with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1981. He hit .214 and stole 103 bases in his career. He did not ever hit a home run. His best season came for the Oakland A’s in 1977Continue reading “Swings and misses”

John Dopson

Dopson went 30-47 over eight seasons spent pitching for the Montreal Expos, Boston Red Sox and California Angels between 1985 and 1994. In 725 innings of work, he compiled a 4.27 ERA and one save. His best season came for Boston in 1989 when he won 12 games and had a 3.99 ERA in 169Continue reading “John Dopson”

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 inContinue reading “Pete Mackanin”

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 SnyderContinue reading “Swings and misses”

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 hisContinue reading “Swings and misses”