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”

Terry Leach

Leach pitched for 11 years in the majors, playing for the New York Mets, Kansas City Royals, Minnesota Twins and Chicago White Sox between 1981 and 1993. Primarily pitching out of the bullpen, Leach made just 21 starts in his career. In 376 games he compiled a 38-27 record with a 3.15 ERA and 10Continue reading “Terry Leach”

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”

Jim Eisenreich

Eisenreich spent 15 years playing in the majors, hitting .290 with 52 home runs and 105 stolen bases while playing between 1982-1998. His career was broken up by a two-year retirement due to Tourette’s Syndrome, which forced him to miss the 1985 and 1986 seasons. He saw limited action for the Minnesota Twins from 1982-1984,Continue reading “Jim Eisenreich”

Swings and misses

An all-star in 1973, Manny Mota spent 20 years playing in the majors for the San Francisco Giants, Pittsburgh Pirates, Montreal Expos and Los Angeles Dodgers. In 1,536 games he hit .304 with 31 home runs. A superb pinch hitter, Mota retired as the all-time leader in pinch hits with 150. His mark has sinceContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

Matt Alexander spent parts of nine seasons playing in the majors, breaking in with the Chicago Cubs in 1973 and finishing with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1981. He hit .214 and stole 103 bases in his career. He did not ever hit a home run. His best season came for the Oakland A’s in 1977Continue reading “Swings and misses”

Swings and misses

A nine-time all star and a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2008, Goose Gossage won 124 games and saved 310 more while pitching for the Chicago White Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Yankees, San Diego Padres, Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants, Texas Rangers, Oakland A’s and Seattle Mariners from 1972-1994. GossageContinue reading “Swings and misses”

Trevor Wilson

Wilson pitched for eight seasons in the majors, posting a 41-46 record with a 3.87 ERA for the San Francisco Giants and Anaheim Angels between 1988-1998. Wilson made 29 starts and pitched in 44 games for the Giants in 1991. He won 13 times that season and had a 3.56 ERA while striking out 139Continue reading “Trevor Wilson”

Swings and misses

An all star in 1977, Jim Slaton won 151 games during 16 seasons in the majors, spent pitching for the Milwaukee Brewers, Detroit Tigers and California Angels. Slaton had 10 seasons where he won at least 10 games. His best year came in 1978 when he won 17 games for Milwaukee. He pitched in theContinue reading “Swings and misses”

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”