Swings and misses

An all star in 1974, John Hiller led the American League in saves (38), games finished (60) and games (65) in 1973. He was 10-5 that season with a 1.44 ERA and finished fourth in the Cy Young and fourth in the MVP vote as well. He went 17-14 with a 2.64 ERA during his […]

Swings and misses

Koosman won 222 games over a 19-year career that stretched from 1967-1985. He was an all star in 1968 and 1969 and won 17 games for the “Miracle Mets” in 1969, then went on to beat Baltimore twice in that year’s World Series. Koosman won another game in the 1973 World Series which the Mets […]

Swings and misses

Due to the fact we were out of town for two weeks and not getting our mail, we’ve got a lot of these to log. So, enjoy this super, super-sized swings and misses! Curt Simmons won 193 games pitching mostly for the Philadelphia Phillies and St. Louis Cardinals from 1947-1967. He made the National League […]

Eddie Yost

An all star in 1952, Yost spent 18 years playing third base in the major leagues, mostly for the Washington Senators. Yost’s first appearance in the big leagues came in 1944 when he played in seven games for Washington at the age of 17. He spent 1945 in the navy but returned to the Senators […]

Jim Gosger

Gosger spent parts of 10 seasons patrolling major league outfields. He saw action in 19 games for the 1963 Boston Red Sox before spending 1964 in the minor leagues. He was back in the big leagues in 1965 and he had his most productive season the following year. Gosger hit .234 in 1966 while setting […]