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”

Marc Hill

Hill caught for 14 years in the big leagues, breaking in with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1973 and finishing with the Chicago White Sox in 1986. In 737 games, Hill hit .223 with 34 home runs. Hill played for four teams, fitting stints with the San Francisco Giants and Seattle Mariners in between hisContinue reading “Marc Hill”

Randy Lerch

Lerch won 60 games over an 11-year career that saw him pitch from 1975-1986 for the Philadelphia Phillies, Milwaukee Brewers, Montreal Expos and San Francisco Giants. Lerch strung together three straight years with at least 10 wins for the Phillies (1977-1979) but then lost 14 games in 1981 and Philadelphia ended up trading him toContinue reading “Randy Lerch”

Swings and misses

Guy Sularz played in 108 games for the San Francisco Giants between 1980-1983, hitting .218 with one home run. He appeared in 63 games for the Giants in 1982 and hit .228 with his lone home run coming on August 24 off Hall of Famer Ferguson Jenkins, who was pitching for the Chicago Cubs. BillContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Tom Herr

An all star in 1985, Herr played second base in the majors for 13 years, hitting .271 with 28 home runs in 1,514 games. He spent the majority of his career with the St. Louis Cardinals and enjoyed his best seasons for the Redbirds. His finest year was 1985 when he hit .302 with 110Continue reading “Tom Herr”

Swings and misses

Joe Pettini played in 188 games for the San Francisco Giants during the 1980-1983 seasons. He hit .203 with one home run while serving as a utility infielder. His best season was his rookie year when he played in 63 games and hit .232 with his lone home run. Following his playing career, Pettini wasContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Ken Oberkfell

Oberkfell spent 16 years playing in the big leagues. In 1,602 games he hit .278 with 29 home runs. He came up with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1977 and became the team’s starting second baseman in 1979. Oberkfell enjoyed some great seasons for the Redbirds, hitting around .300 every year. He hit .301 inContinue reading “Ken Oberkfell”

Norm Sherry

Sherry caught for parts of five seasons in the majors, playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets between 1959-1963. In 194 big league games he hit .215 with 18 home runs. His best year came in 1960 when he hit .283 with 8 home runs for the Dodgers. His average dropped inContinue reading “Norm Sherry”

Swings and misses

The American League Rookie of the Year in 1971, Chris Chambliss spent 17 years playing in the big leagues, hitting .279 with 185 home runs. He played for just three teams during his career, the Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves. He was an all star for the Yankees in 1976, a yearContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

Ed Romero spent 12 years in the big leagues, hitting .247 with eight home run in 730 games. Used mostly as a backup infielder, he played for the Milwaukee Brewers, Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves and Detroit Tigers. He saw action in 116 games for Milwaukee in 1984 and played in 100 games for theContinue reading “Swings and misses”