Swings and misses

Dwight Bernard pitched in 115 games for the New York Mets and Milwaukee Brewers between 1978 and 1982. In 176 innings, he posted a 4-8 record with a 4.14 ERA and six saves, all of which he got in his last season as a major leaguer, 1982, while working for Milwaukee. An all star inContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Phil Stephenson

Stephenson played for four seasons for the Chicago Cubs and San Diego Padres from 1989-1992. In 194 games, he hit .201 with six home runs. His career began in Chicago, but lasted just 17 games, as the Cubs dealt him to San Diego in September 1989. Stephenson played in 103 games for the Padres inContinue reading “Phil Stephenson”

Bob Patterson

Patterson pitched for 13 seasons in the majors, going 39-40 with 28 saves and a 4.08 ERA. He broke in with the San Diego Padres in 1985, but only spent a year in America’s Finest City, before joining the Pittsburgh Pirates the next season. Patterson stayed in Pittsburgh until 1993 when he joined the TexasContinue reading “Bob Patterson”

Chris Hammond

Hammond pitched for 14 years in the majors, posting a 66-62 career record with a 4.14 ERA. He came up in 1990 with the Cincinnati Reds. He won 11 games for the Florida Marlins in 1993, which would be his career high. He went on to pitch for the Boston Red Sox before returning toContinue reading “Chris Hammond”

Mark Grant

Grant pitched for eight years in the majors, compiling a 22-32 record with a 4.32 ERA and eight saves. He came up in 1984 with the San Francisco Giants but spent the following season back in the minors. He was up for good with San Francisco in 1986 but the Giants dealt him to theContinue reading “Mark Grant”

Swings and misses

Bob Gibson pitched in 98 games for the Milwaukee Brewers and New York Mets from 1983-1987. In 269.2 innings he went 12-18 with a 4.24 ERA and 13 saves. He had his best season while pitching for the Brewers in 1985. Gipson appeared in 41 games that year, and picked up six wins and 11Continue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

A member of the 1969 world champions, Art Shamsky played eight seasons in the majors, hitting .253 with 68 home runs for the Cincinnati Reds, New York Mets, Chicago Cubs and Oakland A’s from 1965-1972. Shamsky’s best season came for the Mets in 1969 as he helped them reach and win the World Series. HeContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Dennis Rasmussen

Dennis Rasmussen pitched for 12 years in the majors, breaking in with the San Diego Padres in 1983 and finishing with the Kansas City Royals in 1995. In between, he posted six double-digit win seasons, including going 18-6 for the New York Yankees in 1986. He won 13 games the next year, which he splitContinue reading “Dennis Rasmussen”

Swings and misses

Mark Thurmond pitched for eight seasons in the majors. He came up with the San Diego Padres in 1983, then worked for the Detroit Tigers, Baltimore Orioles and San Francisco Giants before retiring in 1990. In 314 games Thurmond went 40-46 with a 3.69 ERA and 21 saves. His best season came for the PadresContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

Brad Gulden played in 182 games for the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, Seattle Mariners, Montreal Expos, Cincinnati Reds and San Francisco Giants between 1978 and 1986. He hit .200 with five home runs while serving primarily as a reserve catcher. He was the Reds starting catcher in 1984, playing in 107 games whileContinue reading “Swings and misses”