Mike Caldwell

The American League Comeback Player of the Year in 1978, Caldwell won 137 games over 14 years in the majors. He came up with the San Diego Padres in 1971 and bounced around the big leagues for the next seven seasons. He went 14-5 for the San Francisco Giants in 1974 but struggled the following […]

Dave Chalk

A two-time all star, Chalk spent nine years playing in the majors. He came up with the California Angels in 1973 and was an all star the very next year. Splitting time between third base and shortstop, Chalk hit .252 with five home runs and 10 stolen bases in 1974. He became California’s full-time third […]

Swings and misses

Jerry Koosman asked us to donate $10 to help “the indigent.” We sent him $20 in hopes that extra money would be enough to get him to fill out the questionnaire. It did not work. Koosman won 222 games over a 19-year career that stretched from 1967-1985. He was an all star in 1968 and […]

Ben Oglivie

A three-time all star, Oglivie spent 16 years patrolling major league outfields for the Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers and most notably, the Milwaukee Brewers. He came up with the Red Sox in 1971, then was dealt to the Tigers in 1973. A couple years later he was a regular for Detroit. He hit 21 […]