Swings and misses

Perhaps better known as a manager, Bobby Valentine played for 10 seasons in the majors, hitting .260 with 12 home runs. His best year came with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1974 when he hit .274 and scored a career-high 42 runs. Valentine went on to manage the Texas Rangers, New York Mets and Boston […]

Swings and misses

A member of the 1986 World Series winners, Doug Sisk pitching for nine years in the big leagues, going 22-20 with 33 saves. He spent the first six years of his career with the New York Mets. Pitching exclusively out of the bullpen, Sisk saved 11 games in 1983 and 15 more in 1984. He […]

Swings and misses

From 1979-1987, Randy Niemann pitched in parts of eight seasons in the majors, winning seven games and saving three more. He came up with the Houston Astros and pitched in 26 games as a rookie. He made seven starts that year for Houston and threw two shutouts while picking up three wins and a save. […]

Swings and misses

A veteran of 10 big league seasons, Clint Hurdle hit .259 with 32 home runs in 515 games played between 1977-1987. His best year came for the Kansas City Royals in 1980 when he hit .294 with 10 home runs, 60 RBIs and 50 runs scored. Hurdle also played with the Cincinnati Reds, New York […]

Duffy Dyer

In 14 years in the big leagues Dyer hit .221 with 30 home runs. Predominately a backup catcher, he broke in with the New York Mets in 1968 and went on to play for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Montreal Expos and Detroit Tigers. He appeared in a career-high 94 games for the Mets in 1972 and […]