The game on July 30, 1973 in Oakland Coliseum featured a matchup of the Rangers with rookie pitcher Jim Bibby versus the dynasty-in-making Oakland A’s with their star pitcher Vida Blue.
In 127 innings for the ’88 Gastonia Rangers, Álvarez struck out 134 and only gave up 5 home runs.
Slaughter would be selected to 10 consecutive All-Star Games from 1941-1953.
His rookie year in the Majors with the Giants in 1945, Lockman hit .341 in 32 games and earned the nickname “Whitey” due to his blond hair.
Hoyt went 15-3 his rookie year, leading the NL in games (71), winning percentage (.833) and ERA (2.43).
In the Majors, Valdivielso hit .221 in 94 games for Washington in 1955 but still finished 24th in the American League MVP voting thanks to his fielding skills playing Shortstop for the Senators