Swings and misses

The Rookie of the Year in 1969, Lou Piniella spent 18 years playing in the majors, most notably for the New York Yankees. He was with the Kansas City Royals, however, when he hit .282 with 11 home runs to claim top rookie honors. Piniella went on to play in one All-Star Game and finish […]

Gary Thomasson

Thomasson spent nine seasons in the majors, playing for four different teams from 1972-1980. He came up with the San Francisco Giants in 1972 and was a starter at first base and in the outfield the following season. He had the best year of his career in 1977 when he hit .256 with 17 home […]

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, […]

Jose Cardenal

Cardenal spent 18 years patrolling major league outfields. He broke in with the San Francisco Giants in 1963, but appeared in just 29 games for the Giants over the next two seasons. In 1965 he joined the California Angels and was the team’s starting center fielder, hitting .250 with 11 home runs and 37 stolen […]