Swings and misses

A six-time all star and a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame class of 2019, Harold Baines spent 22 years terrorizing pitchers while playing for five different teams from 1980-2001. The first selection in the 1977 draft, Baines is most notable for playing for the Chicago White Sox. He spent his first nine seasonsContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

Dave Schmidt went 54-55 with 50 saves during a 12-year career spent pitching with the Texas Rangers, Chicago White Sox, Baltimore Orioles, Montreal Expos and Seattle Mariners. He had six wins, 12 saves and a 2.56 in 1984 for the Rangers, then won 10 games for the Orioles in 1987. He went 10-13 in hisContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

Rob Andrews played for five years in the majors, breaking in with the Houston Astros in 1975 and finishing with the San Francisco Giants in 1979. In 493 games he hit .251 with three home runs. He was Houston’s starting second baseman over the first three years of his career. He hit .264 with 60Continue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

The National League’s leader in wins in 1973, Ron Bryant pitched for eight seasons in the big leagues, going 57-56 with a 4.02 ERA for the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals. Bryant broke in with San Francisco in 1967, then spent the next year back in the minors. He returned in 1968 andContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Don Carrithers

Carrithers pitched for eight years in the big leagues, breaking in with the San Francisco Giants in 1970 and finishing with the Minnesota Twins in 1977. In 165 games he compiled a 28-32 record with a 4.45 ERA. The best years of his career came while he was pitching for the Montreal Expos. He wonContinue reading “Don Carrithers”

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

Jerry Reed spent parts of nine seasons pitching in the big leagues for the Philadelphia Phillies, Cleveland Indians, Seattle Mariners and Boston Red Sox. In 238 games he went 20-19 with a 3.94 ERA and 18 saves. His best year came with the Mariners in 1989. He posted a career-high seven wins that season andContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Scott Servais

Servais caught for 11 years in the majors, breaking in with the Houston Astros in 1991 and finishing with the same team in 2001. In between he hit .245 with 63 home runs while playing for the Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants and Colorado Rockies. Servais’ best years came for the Cubs in the mid-90’s.Continue reading “Scott Servais”

John Tamargo

Between 1976 and 1980, Tamargo appeared in 135 games for the St. Louis Cardinals, San Francisco Giants and Montreal Expos. In 244 at bats he hit .242 with four home runs. Tamargo twice played in 42 games in a season, which would rank as his career high. His best year was probably his last year,Continue reading “John Tamargo”

Joe Strain

Strain appeared in 169 games for the San Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs between 1979-1981. In 520 at bats he hit .250 with one home run. His best year came in his second season with the Giants. Strain saw action in 77 games that year and hit .286 with a career-high 16 RBIs. He alsoContinue reading “Joe Strain”