Don Schwall

The 1961 Rookie of the Year in the American League, Schwall spent seven seasons pitching in the majors, compiling a 49-48 record in the process. Schwall came up with the Boston Red Sox in 1961 and made an immediate impact. He went 15-7 with a 3.22 ERA that season for Boston, earning a trip toContinue reading “Don Schwall”

George Strickland

Strickland spent 10 seasons in the major leagues, playing in the infield for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Cleveland Indians. He broke in with Pittsburgh in 1950, appearing in 23 games that year. He saw action in 138 games the following year which would serve as his career high. Never a great hitter, Strickland hit .216Continue reading “George Strickland”

Grant Jackson

A veteran of 18 big league seasons, Jackson’s career stretched from 1965-1982. In between, he won 86 games and saved 79 more while pitching for six different clubs. He was an all star in 1969 when he won 14 games for the Philadelphia Phillies. He also lost 18 games that season for a Phillies teamContinue reading “Grant Jackson”

Steve Blass

Blass was one of the best pitchers in the National League during a 10-year career with the Pittsburgh Pirates that abruptly ended when he completely lost his ability to control the baseball. Blass came up with the Pirates in 1964, but spent 1965 in the minor leagues. He returned to the big-league club in 1966Continue reading “Steve Blass”