Solid all-around backup catcher known for his strange, helicopter-like follow-through at the plate. He played 14 seasons in the majors.
He played baseball at Hilltop High School in California.
He spent the majority of his career with the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets.
He was born in Bellevue, Nebraska.
His high follow-through was reminiscent of power-hitting first baseman Fred McGriff.