Swings and misses

Chuck Porter pitched for the Milwaukee Brewers from 1981-1985. In 54 games he went 13-13 with a 4.14 ERA. He won six games and had a 3.87 ERA in 1984, which was his best year in the majors. The brother of Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Billy Ripken spent 12 years in the majors, playingContinue reading “Swings and misses”

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”

Don August

August pitched for four seasons for the Milwaukee Brewers, from 1988-1991. In 88 games he posted a 34-30 record with a 4.64 ERA. His best year was his rookie season as he went 13-7 with a 3.09 ERA and finished fourth in the American League Rookie of the Year vote. He won 12 games inContinue reading “Don August”

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”

Jackie Moore

Better known for his time as a manager and coach, Moore appeared in 21 games for the Detroit Tigers in 1965. He had five hits in 53 at bats with two runs scored and two RBI. He did not hit a home run. Moore’s professional playing career spanned from 1957-1967. He twice hit .293 inContinue reading “Jackie Moore”

Kelly Gruber

A two-time all-star, Gruber played for 10 years, all but one of them for the Toronto Blue Jays, from 1984-1994. In 939 games, he hit .259 with 117 home runs while winning a Gold Glove and Silver Slugger award. Gruber first arrived in the big leagues in 1984 but had to wait until 1987 toContinue reading “Kelly Gruber”

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”

Dyar Miller

Miller pitched for seven years in the majors, compiling a 23-17 record with a 3.23 ERA and 22 saves. A relief specialist, Miller made just one start in his career and pitched over 100 innings just once, in 1977, a year he split between the Baltimore Orioles and California Angels. He won six games thatContinue reading “Dyar Miller”

Swings and misses

Somehow I ended up sending letters to Jim Wohlford twice, so this is his second appearance in this section. He played for 15 years in the majors, hitting .260 with 21 home runs while serving mainly as a reserve outfielder for the Kansas City Royals, Milwaukee Brewers, San Francisco Giants and Montreal Expos. Cory SnyderContinue reading “Swings and misses”