Swings and misses

Hall of Fame manager Tony LaRussa spent six years as a reserve infielder in the majors, playing for the Kansas City/Oakland A’s, Atlanta Braves and Chicago Cubs from 1963-1973. In 132 games he hit .199 with no home runs. His busiest year was 1970 with Oakland. He played in 52 games that season and hit […]

Mick Kelleher

Kelleher spent 11 years playing in the majors, breaking in with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1972 and finishing with the California Angels in 1982. He was mainly a reserve infielder, but did play in 124 games for the Chicago Cubs in 1976. He hit .228 that year with 22 RBIs and 28 runs scored. […]

Swings and misses

Danny Darwin pitched for 21 years in the big leagues, winning 171 games for nine teams. He came up with the Texas Rangers in 1978 and won 13 games for them in 1980. He led the National League in ERA (2.21) in 1990 while pitching for the Houston Astros. Darwin posted double-digits in wins seven […]

Swings and misses

Eli Grba pitched for five seasons in the majors, going 28-33 with four saves for the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Angels. His best year was 1961 with the Halos. He won 11 games that season and saved two more in 211.2 innings. Grba passed away on January 14, 2019 and his family returned […]

Gary Roenicke

Roenicke played for 12 years in the majors, hitting .247 with 121 home runs for the Montreal Expos, Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves. He had a cup of coffee with Montreal in 1976, then came back up to the big leagues with Baltimore in 1978. He turned in a strong season for […]