Originally Posted by chicoruiz
Chris Michalak (41) -Scruffed around the fringes of the bigs for a decade in a number of organizations, although when you look at his numbers, well, they're not good but they're not horrible. He lacked the big fastball that would have made clubs take him seriously.
Jay Tibbs (50) -Traded three times before he was 22, he came over from the Mets in a deal for Bruce Berenyi and had a couple of decent years before being shipped off to Montreal as part payment for Bill Gullickson.
Adding Corky Valentine
- Pitched for the Reds in '54 and '55. he always said that his claim to fame was that he gave up home run #10 to Hank Aaron. Also, Corky figured that the Russians weren't the first in space; his gopher balls were. "They say their Sputnik was the first thing put in orbit, but that's not true. I had balls flying around up there long before they ever even thought about outer space. Heck, they used to say that my best pitch was the rattle pitch. Every time I'd throw it, they'd rattle the boards with it."