Swings and misses

Mark Thurmond pitched for eight seasons in the majors. He came up with the San Diego Padres in 1983, then worked for the Detroit Tigers, Baltimore Orioles and San Francisco Giants before retiring in 1990. In 314 games Thurmond went 40-46 with a 3.69 ERA and 21 saves. His best season came for the PadresContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

Danny Cater spent 12 years in the majors, playing for the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White Sox, Kansas City/Oakland A’s, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals from 1964-1975. In 1,289 games he hit .276 with 66 home runs. He finished second to Carl Yastrzemski in the 1968 batting race. Cater hit .290Continue reading “Swings and misses”

Floyd Rayford

Rayford spent seven years in the majors, playing for the Baltimore Orioles and St. Louis Cardinals between 1980-1987. He played in eight games for Baltimore in 1980, then returned to the minors for the 1981 season. He was back with the big club the following year and stuck around in the big leagues for theContinue reading “Floyd Rayford”

Bill Dawley

An all star as a rookie in 1983, Dawley pitched for seven seasons in the majors, going 27-30 with a 3.42 ERA for the Houston Astros, Chicago White Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies and Oakland A’s from 1983-1989. He came up and made an immediate impact for Houston, going 6-6 with a 2.82 ERAContinue reading “Bill Dawley”

Swings and misses

An all-star in 1983, Atlee Hammaker pitched for 12 years in the majors, going 59-67 with a 3.66 ERA. He pitched from 1981-1995 for the Kansas City Royals, San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres and Chicago White Sox. He won 12 games for the Giants in 1982, then won 10 more to go with aContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Les Lancaster

Lancaster pitched for seven seasons in the majors, going 41-28 with 22 saves and a 4.05 ERA for the Chicago Cubs, Detroit Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals from 1987-1993. He won eight games as a rookie for the Cubs and made 18 career starts which would be his career high. He moved to the bullpenContinue reading “Les Lancaster”

Swings and misses

An all-star in 1967, Steve Hargan pitched in 354 games during 12 years in the majors, posting an 87-107 career record with a 3.92 ERA. He played for the Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers, Toronto Blue Jays and Atlanta Braves but had the vast majority of his success with Cleveland at the beginning of his career.Continue reading “Swings and misses”

Rick Bosetti

Bosetti played for seven seasons in the majors, hitting .250 with 17 home runs for the Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, Toronto Blue Jays and Oakland A’s from 1976-1983. He played in 162 games for Toronto in 1979, leading the league in games played and hitting .260 with eight home runs. Rick Bosetti – careerContinue reading “Rick Bosetti”

Gerald Young

Young played in 640 games for the Houston Astros, Colorado Rockies and St. Louis Cardinals from 1987-1994. He had a fine rookie season for Houston, hitting .321 with 26 stolen bases in 71 games. He finished fifth in the National League Rookie of the Year vote and appeared to be on his way to aContinue reading “Gerald Young”

Swings and misses

Juan Berenguer pitched for 14 years in the majors, part of a professional baseball career that lasted for close to a quarter of a century once his service time in the minors, independents and Mexican leagues are taken into account. Mostly a long reliever, Berenguer posted a 67-62 career mark with a 3.90 ERA andContinue reading “Swings and misses”