Steve Fireovid

Fireovid pitched in 31 games for five different teams during parts of six seasons in the majors. He went 3-1 with a 3.39 ERA in 71.2 innings. He broke in with the San Diego Padres in 1981, then pitched for the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White Sox and Seattle Mariners before appearing in three games forContinue reading “Steve Fireovid”

Rich Bordi

Bordi pitched for parts of nine seasons in the majors, posting a 20-20 career record with a 4.34 ERA and 10 saves. He broke in with the Oakland A’s in 1980, then appeared in seven games for the Seattle Mariners in 1982. He was not a full-time big leaguer until 1984, however, after he joinedContinue reading “Rich Bordi”

Shane Rawley

An all star in 1986, Shane Rawley pitched for 12 years in the majors, posting a 111-118 record with a 4.02 ERA and 40 saves, while playing for the Seattle Mariners, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, and Minnesota Twins from 1978-1989. Rawley pitched almost exclusively out of the bullpen when he broke in with theContinue reading “Shane Rawley”

Dwayne Henry

Henry pitched for 11 years in the majors, coming up with the Texas Rangers in 1984 and finishing with the Detroit Tigers in 1995. In 256 games he went 14-15 with 14 saves and a 4.65 ERA. He also played for the Houston Astros, Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds and Seattle Mariners. Henry had his bestContinue reading “Dwayne Henry”

Swings and misses

Dwight Bernard pitched in 115 games for the New York Mets and Milwaukee Brewers between 1978 and 1982. In 176 innings, he posted a 4-8 record with a 4.14 ERA and six saves, all of which he got in his last season as a major leaguer, 1982, while working for Milwaukee. An all star inContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Mark Grant

Grant pitched for eight years in the majors, compiling a 22-32 record with a 4.32 ERA and eight saves. He came up in 1984 with the San Francisco Giants but spent the following season back in the minors. He was up for good with San Francisco in 1986 but the Giants dealt him to theContinue reading “Mark Grant”

Dave Tobik

Tobik pitched for eight seasons in the majors, playing from 1978-1985 for the Detroit Tigers, Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers. In 196 games he posted a 14-23 record with a 3.70 ERA and 28 saves. Tobik twice saved nine games in a season, first for the Tigers in 1982, then for the Rangers in 1983.Continue reading “Dave Tobik”

Swings and misses

The starting third baseman for the Pittsburgh Pirates teams of the early 1990’s, Jeff King spent 11 years in the big leagues and hit .256 with 154 home runs. He had his best year in 1996 when he hit .271 with 30 home runs, 111 RBIs and 91 runs scored for Pittsburgh. They traded him,Continue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

The 1968 American League Rookie of the Year, Stan Bahnsen spent 16 years pitching in the majors, going 146-149 for six teams from 1966-1982. Bahnsen won 17 games and had a 2.05 ERA for the New York Yankees in 1968, which was good enough to get him the Rookie of the Year award. He wonContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

Jerry Garvin pitched for six seasons for the Toronto Blue Jays from 1977-1982. In 196 games he posted a 20-41 record with eight saves and a 4.43 ERA. Garvin’s best season was his first, as he went 10-18 with a 4.19 ERA and 127 strikeouts for Toronto as a rookie. He lost 12 games theContinue reading “Swings and misses”