Swings and misses

An all star in 1979, Dave Lemanczyk pitched for eight years in the big leagues, breaking in with the Detroit Tigers in 1973 and finishing with the California Angels in 1980. He posted a 37-63 mark with a 4.62 ERA in his career. He was 13-16 for the Toronto Blue Jays in 1977 and led […]

Jim Lonborg

The ace of the 1967 “Impossible Dream” Boston Red Sox, Lonborg enjoyed a long 15-year career in the majors, winning 157 games for three teams. He came up with Boston in 1965 and was a 10-game winner in 1966. The following year would be the best of his career. Lonborg went 22-9 in 1967, helping […]

Mike Easler

Nicknamed “The Hitman”, Easler spent parts of 14 years playing in the majors. He came up with the Houston Astros in 1973 and spent three seasons there. He made a brief stop with the California Angles in 1976 before joining the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1977. It took a couple years, but Easler eventually became a […]

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

Perhaps best known as the Los Angeles Dodgers’ third-base coach, Joe Amalfitano spent parts of 10 seasons playing in the big leagues. He came up with the New York Giants in 1954 for nine games and was back for 36 more in 1955. He returned to the minors in 1956 and stayed there until 1960 […]

Roger Craig

One of the last living Brooklyn Dodgers, Craig pitched for 12 years in the big leagues, putting together a 74-98 career mark. He broke in with Brooklyn in 1955, going 5-3 with two saves and a 2.78 ERA. He started 32 games for the Dodgers the next year, winning 12. His best year came after […]