Major League Baseball celebrates its 125th anniversary...

WINNERS AND LOSERS

May 08, 1994

Major League Baseball celebrates its 125th anniversary this season and if you look carefully at team rosters, you'll find no shortage of players who were on hand to catch that first ball from Abner Doubleday. On this Mother's Day, Winners and Losers takes a look at guys who might hang around long enough to share locker space with their grandsons.

PLAYERS .. .. .. .. .. .. .. COMMENT

Lance Parrish .. .. .. .. .. No hits in three at-bats with Pittsburgh.

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. ... ... Old catchers never die; they just shift

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. ... ... their gear to new places.

Charlie Hough .. .. .. .. .. Winner The Ancient Marlin keeps

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. ... ... fluttering the knuckler (3-0, 2.75 ERA.

.. .. .. .. .. .. ... .. ... Nifty batting average, too.

Goose Gossage .. .. .. .. .. Once blazing fastball is now Speedless .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ... ... in Seattle, but still has more strikeouts

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. ... ... than walks.

Dave Righetti .. .. .. .. .. Loser Pitching-starved Oakland finally

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. ... ... pulled the plug on Rags, who set more

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. ... ... fires (16.71 ERA) than he put out.

Rick Honeycutt .. .. . .. .. Loser Once Eckersley's set-up man, now

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. ... ... languishing in Texas pen (8.22 ERA). Fastball

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. ... ... couldn't break the speed limit.

Steve Sax .. .. .. .. .. ... Winner Former NL Rookie of the Year with

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. ... ... Dodgers, off to fast start with A's after

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. ... ... getting bounced by White Sox.

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