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 inContinue reading “Swings and misses”

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 WhiteContinue reading “Mike Proly”

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 gamesContinue reading “Tom Hutton”

Tom Hume

An all star in 1982, Hume pitched for 11 years in the majors, going 57-71 with 92 saves. He came up with the Cincinnati Reds in 1977 and soon became a fixture in their bullpen. He saved 17 games in 1979, then led the National League in games finished (62) in 1980 while saving 25Continue reading “Tom Hume”

Swings and misses

Due to the fact we were out of town for two weeks and not getting our mail, we’ve got a lot of these to log. So, enjoy this super, super-sized swings and misses! Curt Simmons won 193 games pitching mostly for the Philadelphia Phillies and St. Louis Cardinals from 1947-1967. He made the National LeagueContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Bob Oldis

A catcher, Oldis played in 135 major league games between 1953-1963. He spent 1953-1955 with the Washington Senators. He played for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1960 and 1961 and for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1962-1963. He got into the most games during the last two seasons of his career, playing in 85 games for Philadelphia.Continue reading “Bob Oldis”

Gene Garber

Garber saved 218 games during 19 years pitching in the majors. He came up with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1969 and bounced between Pittsburgh and the minor leagues for the next four years. Pittsburgh sent him to the Kansas City Royals in 1973. He made eight of his nine career starts that season for KansasContinue reading “Gene Garber”

Del Unser

Unser played for 15 years in the big leagues, breaking in with the Washington Senators in 1968 and finishing with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1982. He finished second in the Rookie of the Year vote in his first year with Washington. In 1969 he hit .286 and led the league with eight triples. He finishedContinue reading “Del Unser”

Swings and misses

One of the 100 oldest living players, Hal Naragon┬áspent 10 years playing in the majors for the Cleveland Indians, Washington Senators and Minnesota Twins. He appeared in 424 big league games, posting a .266 batting average with six career home runs. While he did not answer our questions he did send back one extra baseballContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

Six more cards came back signed without questionnaires while another came back without a signature or a survey. Here’s a roundup of our recent failures. One of the Baltimore Orioles most reliable relievers, Tippy Martinez pitched for 14 years in the majors, saving 115 games and winning another 55. Martinez went 9-3 with 21 savesContinue reading “Swings and misses”