Jim Essian

Essian spent 12 years catching in the big leagues, playing for five teams from 1973-1984. In 710 games he hit .244 with 33 home runs. He was primarily a reserve for most of his career, but was the Chicago White Sox main catcher in 1977, which would go down as the best season of his […]

Paul Mirabella

Mirabella pitched in 298 games during a 13-year career that spanned from 1978-1990. He saw action with the Texas Rangers, New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays, Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Mariners and Milwaukee Brewers. In his career, he was 19-29 with 13 saves and a 4.45 ERA. Most of Mirabell’s appearances came in relief. He did […]

Bill Krueger

Krueger pitched for 13 years in the big leagues, going 68-66 with a 4.35 ERA, while playing for eight different teams. He broke in with the Oakland A’s in 1983 and won 10 games the following year. It would be one of three double-digit win seasons for Krueger. He won a career-high 11 games for […]

Swings and misses

Roger Erickson won 35 games during a six-year run in the big leagues. From 1978-1983, he pitched for the Minnesota Twins and New York Yankees. His best season was his rookie year when he was 14-13 with a 3.96 ERA for Minnesota. The 1978 National League MVP and a seven-time all star, Dave Parker was […]

Glenn Wilson

An all star in 1985, Wilson spent 10 seasons in the big leagues, playing for five different teams from 1982-1993. He broke in with the Detroit Tigers, but had what were arguably his best years with the Philadelphia Phillies. He hit 14 home runs and tallied 102 RBIs in 1985 for Philadelphia, which earned him […]

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 and […]

Ed Vande Berg

From 1982-1988 Vande Berg pitched for four different teams, going 25-28 with a 3.92 ERA and 22 saves. He came up with the Seattle Mariners and enjoyed the best year of his career as a rookie. Vande Berg won nine games in 1982 for Seattle while pitching in a league-high 78 contests. He posted a […]