Swings and misses

Gene Pentz pitched in 104 games for the Detroit Tigers and Houston Astros, going 8-9 with seven saves in a four-year career. His best year came in 1976 with the Astros when he won three games, saved five more and finished with a 2.97 ERA. He pitched in 41 more games for Houston in 1977, […]

Dan Warthen

Between 1975-1978, Warthen pitched in 83 big-league games, going 12-21 with a 4.31 ERA for the Montreal Expos, Philadelphia Phillies and Houston Astros. He broke in with Montreal and went 8-5 with three saves and a 3.11 ERA as a rookie. It would be the best year of his career as he set career-highs with […]

Amos Otis

A five-time all star, Otis starred for the Kansas City Royals through the 1970’s and into the 1980’s. He came up with the New York Mets in 1967 but was traded to Kansas City following the 1969 season. The Royals made him their starting center fielder and he blossomed with the team, making his first […]

Ray Burris

Burris won 108 games in a 15-year career that began in 1973 and concluded in 1987. He broke in with the Chicago Cubs and by 1975 was a mainstay in their rotation. He won 15 games that year, then 15 more in 1976 and 14 in 1977. However, he would not reach double-digit wins again […]

Swings and misses

Duke Carmel played in 124 major league games between 1959-1965. He hit .211 with four home runs during that span. He came up with the St. Louis Cardinals and appeared in 14 games in 1959 and 1960. The bulk of his time came in 1963, a year he split between the Cardinals and the New […]

Bill Almon

The number one pick in the 1974 draft, Almon spent 15 years playing in the majors for seven different teams. He hit .254 in 1,236 games with 25 home runs and 128 stolen bases. He was selected first by the San Diego Padres and he joined the team at the end of that season. He […]