Bob Humphreys

Humphreys pitched for five teams over the course of nine years (1962-1970) in the majors. In 319 games he went 27-21 with a 3.36 ERA and 20 saves. He came up with the Detroit Tigers, then joined the St. Louis Cardinals in 1963. He appeared in 28 games for the team in 1964 before beingContinue reading “Bob Humphreys”

Swings and misses

Frank Kreutzer went 8-18 during parts of six seasons spent pitching in the majors. He came up with the Chicago White Sox in 1962, then joined the Washington Senators in 1964. He remained with Washington until 1969 which would be his final year of pro ball. His best year came in 1964, which he splitContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

Joe Hicks played in 212 games during five years in the big leagues. He played from 1959-1963 and hit .221 with 12 home runs. He played sparingly for the Chicago White Sox in his first two years, then joined the Washington Senators in 1961. Hicks played in 102 games for the team in 1962 andContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Ken McMullen

McMullen played for 16 years in the big leagues, breaking in with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1962 and finishing with the Milwaukee Brewers in 1977. In between, he played in 1,583 games for the Dodgers, Washington Senators, California Angels, Oakland A’s and Brewers. He hit .248 with 156 home runs while predominately playing thirdContinue reading “Ken McMullen”

Swings and misses

Frank LaCorte spent a decade pitching in the majors. Mainly a reliever, he won 23 games and saved 26 while playing for the Atlanta Braves, Houston Astros and California Angels from 1975-1984. His best year came for Houston in 1980 when he won eight games, saved 11 and had a 2.82 ERA in 55 games.Continue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

From 1959-1961, Dan Dobbek hit .208 with 15 home runs while playing in 198 games for the Washington Senators/Minnesota Twins. He spent one full year with Washington, 1960, and hit .218 with 10 of his career home runs. His professional career lasted until 1963. Mark Brouhard spent six seasons as a reserve outfielder for theContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Bob Saverine

Saverine played in 379 games for the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Senators between 1959-1967. He hit .239 with six home runs and 23 stolen bases in his major league career. He was a starter for Baltimore in 1963, playing in 115 games and hitting .234. His best year came in 1966 for the Senators. HeContinue reading “Bob Saverine”

Swings and misses

Chuck Cottier played nine years in the big leagues, breaking in with the Milwaukee Braves in 1959 and finishing with the California Angels in 1969. He hit .194 in his career with 19 home runs. His best season came for the Washington Senators in 1962 when he hit .242 with six home runs and 14Continue reading “Swings and misses”

Marty Kutyna

Kutyna pitched in 159 big-league games between 1959-1962 for the Kansas City A’s and the Washington Senators. He went 14-16 with eight saves and a 3.88 ERA. He won six games while pitching 143 innings for the Senators in 1961 in what was arguably his best season. Kutyna’s professional career stretched from 1953-1963. While heContinue reading “Marty Kutyna”

Fred Valentine

Valentine played seven seasons in the majors, breaking in with the Baltimore Orioles in 1959 and finishing with the same team in 1968. In between he spent five years with the Washington Senators, where he saw the bulk of his major-league action. He hit .276 with 16 home runs, 22 stolen bases and 77 runsContinue reading “Fred Valentine”