Mike Proly

A Cardinals and Twins farmhand, Proly was signed as a free agent by the White Sox in 1977. Though sidelined due to a fractured thumb and elbow injuries in 1978 and 1979, he fared well as a spot starter and reliever. He precipitated two bench-clearing brawls in 1980 when his errant pitches knocked down Baltimore’s Doug DeCinces and Milwaukee’s Ben Oglivie. As a middle reliever with the 1982 Cubs, he recorded a career-best 2.30 ERA.