Swings and misses

From 1979-1987, Randy Niemann pitched in parts of eight seasons in the majors, winning seven games and saving three more. He came up with the Houston Astros and pitched in 26 games as a rookie. He made seven starts that year for Houston and threw two shutouts while picking up three wins and a save. […]

Swings and misses

A veteran of 10 big league seasons, Clint Hurdle hit .259 with 32 home runs in 515 games played between 1977-1987. His best year came for the Kansas City Royals in 1980 when he hit .294 with 10 home runs, 60 RBIs and 50 runs scored. Hurdle also played with the Cincinnati Reds, New York […]

Duffy Dyer

In 14 years in the big leagues Dyer hit .221 with 30 home runs. Predominately a backup catcher, he broke in with the New York Mets in 1968 and went on to play for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Montreal Expos and Detroit Tigers. He appeared in a career-high 94 games for the Mets in 1972 and […]

Ken Oberkfell

Oberkfell spent 16 years playing in the big leagues. In 1,602 games he hit .278 with 29 home runs. He came up with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1977 and became the team’s starting second baseman in 1979. Oberkfell enjoyed some great seasons for the Redbirds, hitting around .300 every year. He hit .301 in […]

Ken Macha

Macha appeared in 180 big-league games, playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Montreal Expos and Toronto Blue Jays between 1974-1981. He hit .258 with one home run during his time in the majors. Macha’s career-high for games played came with the Expos in 1980. He appeared in 49 games that year for Montreal and hit .290 […]

Swings and misses

Paul Smith appeared in 223 games for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs, hitting .270 with seven home runs. He came up with the Pirates in 1953 and had the best year of his career, posting a .283 average with four home runs and 44 RBIs. Smith did not play in the majors (or the […]

Joe Morgan

Better known as the manager of the Boston Red Sox, Morgan played for parts of four years in the majors, hitting .193 in 88 games with two home runs. He came up with the Kansas City A’s and the Milwaukee Braves in 1959, then was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies for Alvin Dark in 1960. […]