Mike Epstein

Epstein played for nine seasons, from 1966-1974, hitting .244 with 130 home runs for five different teams. After two years with the Baltimore Orioles, Epstein joined the Washington Senators in 1967 and had a career year two seasons later. In 1969 Epstein slugged a career-high 30 home runs while hitting .278 with 85 RBIs and […]

Swings and misses

One of the 100-oldest-living baseball players, Val Heim appeared in 13 games for the Chicago White Sox in 1942. He hit .200 in 45 at bats with seven RBIs and six runs scored. Heim spent the next three years serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He returned to professional baseball in 1946 […]

Bob Oldis

A catcher, Oldis played in 135 major league games between 1953-1963. He spent 1953-1955 with the Washington Senators. He played for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1960 and 1961 and for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1962-1963. He got into the most games during the last two seasons of his career, playing in 85 games for Philadelphia. […]

Del Unser

Unser played for 15 years in the big leagues, breaking in with the Washington Senators in 1968 and finishing with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1982. He finished second in the Rookie of the Year vote in his first year with Washington. In 1969 he hit .286 and led the league with eight triples. He finished […]

Swings and misses

Six more cards came back signed without questionnaires while another came back without a signature or a survey. Here’s a roundup of our recent failures. One of the Baltimore Orioles most reliable relievers, Tippy Martinez pitched for 14 years in the majors, saving 115 games and winning another 55. Martinez went 9-3 with 21 saves […]