Hank Aaron

“Henry Aaron in the second inning walked and scored. He’s…

Joe Adcock

Joe Adcock smashed some of the longest home runs ever witnessed.…

Bill Bruton

Blessed with speed and quickness, Bill Bruton was arguably the…

Bob Buhl

“I was mean on the mound,” said Bob Buhl, a tough competitor…

Lew Burdette

Throughout his 18-year major-league career, Lew Burdette was…

Lou Chapman

“Pack a bag.” The speaker was Lloyd Larson, sports editor…

Dick Cole

For young Dickie Cole, growing up in Southern California in the…

Gene Conley

Gene Conley excelled at the major-league level of two sports…

County Stadium (Milwaukee, WI)

Milwaukee was ready for major-league baseball in 1953. More…

Wes Covington

In the summer of 1952 the Eau Claire Bears, the Boston Braves’…

Del Crandall

Less than four months after his 19th birthday, Del Crandall became…

Ray Crone

“Amazing,” said Ray Crone when asked by the author to describe…

John DeMerit

Before signing a $100,000 bonus contract with the 1957 Milwaukee…

Harry Hanebrink

A versatile defender who played as a utilityman in both the infield…

Fred Haney

Fred Girard Haney touched all the bases in a 65-year baseball…

Bob Hazle

Until Hugo came along in 1989, Hurricane Hazel (1954) was the…

Jane Jarvis

For generations of fans, the sound of an organ evoked a trip…

Joey Jay

On Friday, June 13, 1958, the Milwaukee Braves, holding a 1½-game…

Ernie Johnson

A right-handed relief pitcher whose major-league career spanned…

Dave Jolly

Dave Jolly was 28 years old when he made his major-league debut…

Nippy Jones

The numbers for Nippy Jones in the 1957 World Series don’t…

Bob Keely

A big-league career is often a product of fate, luck, and timing. …

Johnny Logan

The first major-league ballplayer to play on championship teams…

Bobby Malkmus

Bobby Malkmus was a small, light-hitting, versatile middle infielder…