Bill Dawley

An all star as a rookie in 1983, Dawley pitched for seven seasons in the majors, going 27-30 with a 3.42 ERA for the Houston Astros, Chicago White Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies and Oakland A’s from 1983-1989. He came up and made an immediate impact for Houston, going 6-6 with a 2.82 ERAContinue reading “Bill Dawley”

Vance Law

The son of 1960 Cy Young Award winner Vern Law, Vance enjoyed an 11-year run in the majors where he played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago White Sox, Montreal Expos, Chicago Cubs and Oakland A’s between 1980-1991. In 1,212 games Law hit .256 with 71 home runs. He had his best season in 1988 whileContinue reading “Vance Law”

Rick Bosetti

Bosetti played for seven seasons in the majors, hitting .250 with 17 home runs for the Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, Toronto Blue Jays and Oakland A’s from 1976-1983. He played in 162 games for Toronto in 1979, leading the league in games played and hitting .260 with eight home runs. Rick Bosetti – careerContinue reading “Rick Bosetti”

Swings and misses

Matt Alexander spent parts of nine seasons playing in the majors, breaking in with the Chicago Cubs in 1973 and finishing with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1981. He hit .214 and stole 103 bases in his career. He did not ever hit a home run. His best season came for the Oakland A’s in 1977Continue reading “Swings and misses”

Richard Wortham

Wortham went 21-23 during four seasons in the majors, spent pitching for the Chicago White Sox and Oakland A’s. He broke in with Chicago in 1978 and made 33 starts for the team in 1979, going 14-14 with a 4.90 ERA in 204 innings. This season would go down as the bulk of Wortham’s career.Continue reading “Richard Wortham”

Swings and misses

A nine-time all star and a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2008, Goose Gossage won 124 games and saved 310 more while pitching for the Chicago White Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Yankees, San Diego Padres, Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants, Texas Rangers, Oakland A’s and Seattle Mariners from 1972-1994. GossageContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Jim Todd

Todd posted a 25-23 career mark with a 4.23 ERA and 24 saves as a member of the Chicago Cubs, Oakland A’s and Seattle Mariners from 1974-1979. He enjoyed his best season while pitching for the A’s in 1975. He went 8-3 that year with 12 saves and a 2.29 ERA. He won seven gamesContinue reading “Jim Todd”

Brian Kingman

Kingman pitched in 94 games, mostly for the Oakland A’s, between 1979-1983. He posted a 23-45 career mark with a 4.13 ERA. He lost 20 games for Oakland in 1980, which led the league, despite a decent 3.83 ERA. Kingman also pitched 211 innings that season, which was by far his career high. He wonContinue reading “Brian Kingman”

Swings and misses

A two-time all star, Jeff Russell saved 186 games during a 14-year career spent pitching for the Cincinnati Reds, Texas Rangers, Oakland A’s, Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians. Russell led the American League in saves in 1989 with 38. It was easily the best year of his career as he picked up six winsContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

Dave Schmidt went 54-55 with 50 saves during a 12-year career spent pitching with the Texas Rangers, Chicago White Sox, Baltimore Orioles, Montreal Expos and Seattle Mariners. He had six wins, 12 saves and a 2.56 in 1984 for the Rangers, then won 10 games for the Orioles in 1987. He went 10-13 in hisContinue reading “Swings and misses”