Ted Savage

Savage spent nine seasons playing in the majors. He came up with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1962 and served as one of the team’s regular outfielders, hitting .266 with seven home runs and 16 stolen bases while playing in 127 games. The season was the start of a long, winding road for Savage. He was […]

Milt Thompson

Thompson spent 13 seasons playing in the majors, breaking in with the Atlanta Braves in 1984 and finishing with the Colorado Rockies in 1996. In between he had many productive seasons for the Philadelphia Phillies and St. Louis Cardinals. He also spent time with the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers. In 1,359 games, Thompson […]

Rawly Eastwick

A two-time world champion, Eastwick pitched for eight seasons in the majors, going 28-27 with 68 saves and a 3.31 ERA. A relief specialist, Eastwick arrived in the majors with the Cincinnati Reds in 1974 and took over as the team’s closer the following season. He led the National League with 22 saves in 1975 […]

Swings and misses

Jerry Turner spent a decade playing in the majors, first with the San Diego Padres, then with the Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers before returning to the Padres to retire. He came up with San Diego in 1974 and was a regular for the team by 1976. He hit 10 home runs and stole […]

Barry Foote

Foote caught for 10 seasons in the majors, breaking in with the Montreal Expos in 1973 and finishing with the New York Yankees in 1982. In 687 games he hit .230 with 57 home runs. Foote was Montreal’s starting catcher as a rookie in 1974. He played in 125 games and hit .262 with 11 […]

Swings and misses

A three-time all star, Sparky Lyle pitched for 16 years in the majors, going 99-76 with a 2.88 ERA and 238 saves. He twice led the American League in saves, first with 35 for the New York Yankees in 1972, then again with 23 for the Yankees in 1976. He was an all star 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 […]