Swings and misses

A two-time all star, Jimmie Hall played for eight years in the majors, hitting .254 with 121 home runs for the Minnesota Twins, California Angels, Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees, Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves from 1963-1970. Hall blasted 33 home runs for the Twins as a rookie and finished third in the American LeagueContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Bob MacDonald

MacDonald pitched for six seasons in the majors, breaking in with the Toronto Blue Jays in 1990 and finishing with the New York Mets in 1996. In between, he pitched for the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees. He also pitched one season in Japan for the Hanshin Tigers. In 197 games, MacDonald posted anContinue reading “Bob MacDonald”

Jim Acker

Acker spent a decade pitching in the majors, posting a 33-49 record with 30 saves and a 3.97 ERA for the Toronto Blue Jays, Atlanta Braves and Seattle Mariners from 1983-1992. Primarily pitching in relief, his season high for wins was just seven, which came in 1985 for the Blue Jays. He also saved 10Continue reading “Jim Acker”

Thad Bosley

Bosley spent 14 years playing in the big leagues, mostly as a reserve outfielder/pinch hitter. He broke in with the California Angels in 1977 and finished his career with the Texas Rangers in 1990. In between he played for the Chicago White Sox, Milwaukee Brewers, Seattle Mariners, Chicago Cubs and Kansas City Royals. In 784Continue reading “Thad Bosley”

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 YorkContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Bill Nahorodny

Nahorodny caught for nine years in the big leagues, coming up with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1976 and finishing with the Seattle Mariners in 1984. In 308 games he hit .241 with 25 home runs. He only played in 10 games during the first two years of his big-league run, but took over as theContinue reading “Bill Nahorodny”

Tom Egan

A reserve catcher for 10 years in the majors, Egan compiled a .200 career average with 22 home runs in 373 big-league games. His first appearance in the big leagues came with the California Angels in 1965 and he would go on to spend eight of his 10 big-league years with the Halos. He playedContinue reading “Tom Egan”