Swings and misses

The Rookie of the Year in 1969, Lou Piniella spent 18 years playing in the majors, most notably for the New York Yankees. He was with the Kansas City Royals, however, when he hit .282 with 11 home runs to claim top rookie honors. Piniella went on to play in one All-Star Game and finish […]

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 League […]

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. […]

Don Robinson

Robinson won 109 big league games and saved another 57 during 15 seasons spent pitching in the majors. His best year as a starter may well have been his first season in the majors. Robinson came up in 1978 with the Pittsburgh Pirates and went 14-6. He finished third that year in the National League […]

Phil Garner

A three-time all star, Garner spent 16 seasons playing in the majors. He broke in with the Oakland A’s in 1973 and had his first all-star season in 1976. Oakland dealt him to the Pittsburgh Pirates the following year and Garner responded with what was probably the best offensive season of his career. He hit […]

Wally Westlake

An all star in 1951, Westlake belted 127 home runs during a 10-year stretch in the big leagues from 1947-1956. He came up with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1947 and played in 112 games, hitting .273 with 17 long balls for the Bucs that season. He remained a starting outfielder for Pittsburgh until his all-star […]