Swings and misses

The National League’s leader in wins in 1973, Ron Bryant pitched for eight seasons in the big leagues, going 57-56 with a 4.02 ERA for the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals. Bryant broke in with San Francisco in 1967, then spent the next year back in the minors. He returned in 1968 and […]

Jay Howell

A three-time all star, Howell pitched for 15 years in the majors, starting with the Cincinnati Reds in 1980 and finishing with the Texas Rangers in 1994. In between those years he was one of the best relief pitchers in baseball. After a stop with the Chicago Cubs in 1981 and three years with the […]

Ken Phelps

Phelps spent 11 seasons in the big leagues, playing for six teams and hitting .239 with 123 home runs. He broke in with the Kansas City Royals in 1980 and played 10 games for the Montreal Expos in 1982 before finding a home with the Seattle Mariners in 1983. Phelps hit 24 home runs in […]

Jim Essian

Essian spent 12 years catching in the big leagues, playing for five teams from 1973-1984. In 710 games he hit .244 with 33 home runs. He was primarily a reserve for most of his career, but was the Chicago White Sox main catcher in 1977, which would go down as the best season of his […]

Swings and misses

Larry Haney spent parts of 12 seasons in the big leagues, playing for five different teams between 1966-1978. In 480 games he hit .215 with 12 home runs. Haney played for the Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Pilots, Oakland A’s, St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers. He was a member of the A’s team that won the […]

Bill Krueger

Krueger pitched for 13 years in the big leagues, going 68-66 with a 4.35 ERA, while playing for eight different teams. He broke in with the Oakland A’s in 1983 and won 10 games the following year. It would be one of three double-digit win seasons for Krueger. He won a career-high 11 games for […]

Swings and misses

Roger Erickson won 35 games during a six-year run in the big leagues. From 1978-1983, he pitched for the Minnesota Twins and New York Yankees. His best season was his rookie year when he was 14-13 with a 3.96 ERA for Minnesota. The 1978 National League MVP and a seven-time all star, Dave Parker was […]