Mike Compton

Compton played in 47 games for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1970. He hit .164 with one home run in 110 at bats. Compton’s professional career stretched from 1965-1973. After his retirement, he became a minor-league manager and coach. Compton took San Diego Padre Danny Coombs deep in the first inning of their game on MayContinue reading “Mike Compton”

Steve Fireovid

Fireovid pitched in 31 games for five different teams during parts of six seasons in the majors. He went 3-1 with a 3.39 ERA in 71.2 innings. He broke in with the San Diego Padres in 1981, then pitched for the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White Sox and Seattle Mariners before appearing in three games forContinue reading “Steve Fireovid”

Doug Jones

Jones pitched for 16 years in the majors and saved 303 games. His major league service spanned from 1982-2000 and he played for the Milwaukee Brewers, Cleveland Indians, Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies, Baltimore Orioles, Chicago Cubs, and Oakland A’s. In addition to his 300-plus saves, he won 69 games and had a 3.30 career ERA.Continue reading “Doug Jones”

Shane Rawley

An all star in 1986, Shane Rawley pitched for 12 years in the majors, posting a 111-118 record with a 4.02 ERA and 40 saves, while playing for the Seattle Mariners, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, and Minnesota Twins from 1978-1989. Rawley pitched almost exclusively out of the bullpen when he broke in with theContinue reading “Shane Rawley”

Swings and misses

Jay Aldrich pitched in 62 games for the Milwaukee Brewers, Atlanta Braves, and Baltimore Orioles between 1987 and 1990. In 108.2 innings he posted a 6-5 record with two saves and a 4.72 ERA. Tom Newell saw action in two games for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1987. He pitched one inning and gave up fourContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Mark Ryal

Ryal played in 127 games in the major leagues and hit .211 with seven home runs. He came up with the Kansas City Royals in 1982, then went on to play for the Chicago White Sox, California Angels, Philadelphia Phillies and Pittsburgh Pirates. He got 104 at bats for California in 1987 and hit fiveContinue reading “Mark Ryal”

Rex Hudler

Hudler played for 13 years in the majors, breaking in with the New York Yankees in 1984 and finishing with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1998. In between he played for the Baltimore Orioles, Montreal Expos, St. Louis Cardinals and California Angels. In 774 games, Hudler hit .261 with 56 home runs and 107 stolen bases.Continue reading “Rex Hudler”

Swings and misses

Dave Owen played in 92 games for the Chicago Cubs and Kansas City Royals between 1983 and 1988. In 139 at bats, he hit .194 with one home run. He is the older brother of former major league shortstop Spike Owen. Dave Meier appeared in 145 games for the Minnesota Twins, Texas Rangers and ChicagoContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Jim Poole

Poole pitched for 11 seasons in the majors, breaking in with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1990 and finishing with the Montreal Expos in 2000. In between, he pitched for the Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies and Detroit Tigers. In 431 games, Poole went 22-12 with a 4.31 ERAContinue reading “Jim Poole”

Bill Scherrer

Scherrer pitched for seven years in the majors, compiling an 8-10 record with 11 saves and a 4.08 ERA. He came up with the Cincinnati Reds in 1982 and had his most productive season the next year. He pitched in 73 games for the Reds in 1983 and earned two wins while saving 10 gamesContinue reading “Bill Scherrer”