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 following […]

Swings and misses

Koosman won 222 games over a 19-year career that stretched from 1967-1985. He was an all star in 1968 and 1969 and won 17 games for the “Miracle Mets” in 1969, then went on to beat Baltimore twice in that year’s World Series. Koosman won another game in the 1973 World Series which the Mets […]

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 .318 […]

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 […]

Gary Thomasson

Thomasson spent nine seasons in the majors, playing for four different teams from 1972-1980. He came up with the San Francisco Giants in 1972 and was a starter at first base and in the outfield the following season. He had the best year of his career in 1977 when he hit .256 with 17 home […]

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 […]