Jim Lonborg

The ace of the 1967 “Impossible Dream” Boston Red Sox, Lonborg enjoyed a long 15-year career in the majors, winning 157 games for three teams. He came up with Boston in 1965 and was a 10-game winner in 1966. The following year would be the best of his career. Lonborg went 22-9 in 1967, helping […]

Mike Easler

Nicknamed “The Hitman”, Easler spent parts of 14 years playing in the majors. He came up with the Houston Astros in 1973 and spent three seasons there. He made a brief stop with the California Angles in 1976 before joining the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1977. It took a couple years, but Easler eventually became a […]

Swings and misses

Perhaps best known as the Los Angeles Dodgers’ third-base coach, Joe Amalfitano spent parts of 10 seasons playing in the big leagues. He came up with the New York Giants in 1954 for nine games and was back for 36 more in 1955. He returned to the minors in 1956 and stayed there until 1960 […]

Swings and misses

Three more cards with no questionnaires arrived last week. An all star in 1982, Jim Clancy won 140 games during 15 years in the big leagues. He broke in with the Toronto Blue Jays in 1977 and was a 10-game winner the following year. Clancy won 13 games in 1980 and became a mainstay in […]

Mike Proly

Proly pitched for parts of seven seasons in the big leagues, going 22-29 with 22 saves. He first came up with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1976, pitching in 14 games and getting his first major-league win. He spent the next year in the minors, but was back up in 1978 with the Chicago White […]

Tom Hutton

Hutton spent 12 seasons playing in the majors, hitting .248 with 22 home runs in 952 games. He first came up with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1966 but appeared in just three games. He returned to the minors and did not come back to the majors until 1969 when he played in 16 games […]