Rick Wise

Over an 18-year stretch in the big leagues, Wise went 188-181 with a 3.69 ERA while pitching for five teams. He debuted for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1964 and had an 11-win season for the team in 1967. He won 15 games for Philadelphia in 1969. This began a nine-year run that saw Wise postContinue reading “Rick Wise”

Swings and misses

A three-time all star, Chili Davis hit 350 home runs during a 19-year career that spanned from 1981-1999. In 2,435 games, Davis hit .274 with 2,380 hits and 1,372 RBIs. Davis was an all star in 1984 and 1986 while playing for the San Francisco Giants and in 1994 for the California Angels. He hitContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

Frank LaCorte spent a decade pitching in the majors. Mainly a reliever, he won 23 games and saved 26 while playing for the Atlanta Braves, Houston Astros and California Angels from 1975-1984. His best year came for Houston in 1980 when he won eight games, saved 11 and had a 2.82 ERA in 55 games.Continue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

Steve Mura pitched for seven years in the majors, compiling a 30-39 record with a 4.00 ERA. He broke in with the San Diego Padres in 1978 and stayed there until 1982, when he joined the St. Louis Cardinals. Mura had the best year of his career with the Redbirds that season, winning 12 gamesContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

Hal Dues pitched in 37 games for the Montreal Expos between 1977-1980, going 6-8 with a save and a 3.08 ERA. His best year was 1978 when he won five games for Montreal ¬†and notched his lone save in 99 innings of work. An all star in 1976, Steve Swisher spent nine seasons in theContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Bob Davis

Davis spent parts of eight seasons playing in the big leagues. He broke in with the San Diego Padres in 1973 and finished with the California Angels in 1981. In 290 games, Davis hit .197 with six home runs. His best year came for the Toronto Blue Jays in 1980 when he caught 89 gamesContinue reading “Bob Davis”

Bob Shirley

Shirley went 67-94 with a 3.82 ERA over 11 seasons in the majors. He came up in 1977 with the San Diego Padres and won 12 games, which would be his career high. He won 11 games and had seven saves for San Diego in 1980 in what was arguably his best year. He madeContinue reading “Bob Shirley”

Broderick Perkins

Perkins played sevens seasons in the big leagues for the San Diego Padres and Cleveland Indians. In 516 games he hit .271 with eight home runs. He broke in with San Diego in 1978 and hit .240 in 62 games. He continued as a reserve for the Padres until 1982 when he played 125 gamesContinue reading “Broderick Perkins”

Gary Lucas

Lucas pitched for eight seasons in the majors, breaking in with the San Diego Padres in 1980 and finishing with the California Angels in 1987. He compiled a 29-44 record with 63 saves and a 3.01 ERA. Lucas only made 18 starts in his career and all of them came in his rookie season. ByContinue reading “Gary Lucas”

Barry Evans

Between 1978-1982, Evans played in 224 games for the San Diego Padres and New York Yankees, hitting .251 with two home runs. His best year was 1981 while playing for San Diego. He hit .323 that season in 54 games. The Padres sold him to New York following the season and he appeared in 17Continue reading “Barry Evans”