Mike Caldwell

The American League Comeback Player of the Year in 1978, Caldwell won 137 games over 14 years in the majors. He came up with the San Diego Padres in 1971 and bounced around the big leagues for the next seven seasons. He went 14-5 for the San Francisco Giants in 1974 but struggled the followingContinue reading “Mike Caldwell”

Von Joshua

Joshua spent 10 years roaming major league outfields, posting a .273 career average with 30 home runs in 822 games. He came up with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1969 but did not become a regular until he joined the San Francisco Giants in 1975. He played in 129 games that season and hit .318Continue reading “Von Joshua”

Steve Garvey

A 10-time All Star, Garvey won the National League MVP award in 1974 and was one of the biggest stars in baseball throughout most of the 1970’s and 80’s. A career .294 hitter, Garvey slugged 272 home runs and drove in 1,308 runs during a 19-year career that saw him play for just two teams,Continue reading “Steve Garvey”

Gary Ross

Ross won 25 big league games while pitching for three teams from 1968-1977. He was mostly used out of the bullpen, pitching in 118 games for the San Diego Padres during the 1972-1973 seasons. He made 31 starts for the California Angels in 1976, going 8-16 despite a 3.00 ERA. Ross threw 225 innings thatContinue reading “Gary Ross”

Doug Rader

A five-time Gold Glove winner, Rader played 11 years in the major leagues, posting a .251 batting average and hitting 155 home runs along the way. He arrived with the Houston Astros in 1967 and stayed with the team until he was dealt to San Diego in 1975. Nicknamed the Red Rooster because of hisContinue reading “Doug Rader”

John D’Acquisto

Sporting News’ Rookie Pitcher of the Year in 1974, D’Acquisto pitched for 10 seasons in the big leagues, mostly for the San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres. He had his best season as a rookie for the Giants in what was his second year in the big leagues. He came up in 1973 andContinue reading “John D’Acquisto”

Merv Rettenmund

Rettenmund played for 13 seasons in the majors, coming up with the Baltimore Orioles in 1968 and finishing with the California Angels in 1980. He finished 19th in the 1971 MVP vote while playing for Baltimore. Appearing in a career-high 141 games, Rettenmund hit .318 that year with 11 home runs, 75 RBI and 81Continue reading “Merv Rettenmund”