Home Run Baker

In an era characterized by urbanization and rapid industrial…

Willard Brown

Ese Hombre — That Man — was Willard Brown’s nickname…

Dolph Camilli

In his baseball career, Dolph Camilli experienced the best of…

José Canseco

Perhaps no other player in major-league history has been blessed…

Gavvy Cravath

Gavvy Cravath was an anomaly in the Deadball Era. Employing a…

Sam Crawford

Sam Crawford sprung from fertile Midwestern farm soil, and like…

Buck Freeman

The first legitimate home run hitter in baseball history, Buck…

Tommy Holmes

A severe sinus condition kept Tommy Holmes out of the service…

Reggie Jackson

Reginald Martinez Jackson was born on May 18, 1946, in Wyncote,…

Howard Johnson

Howard Johnson was a solid major-league player for several years.…

George Kelly

Statistics can tell you a lot about a baseball player. In the…

Red Murray

"Red Murray was for years noted as one of the greatest outfielders…

Bill Nicholson

Real Cubs fans never called him Swish. To them he was Big Bill,…

Mel Ott

Mel Ott's life is a classic rags-to-riches story of a naive,…

Al Rosen

As Rose Rosen watched her son Al play with other kids, she frequently…

Braggo Roth

Bobby Roth, sometimes called Braggo, was an often insufferable…

Jimmy Sheckard

In 1962 sportswriter Joe Reichler named Jimmy Sheckard as the…

Jake Stahl

Big, powerful, and deceptively fast, Garland “Jake” Stahl…

Willie Stargell

Following the Pittsburgh Pirates’ loss to the Chicago Cubs…

Vern Stephens

The 1940s witnessed a special group of major league shortstops,…

Dick Stuart

Dick Stuart was fun—as long as you didn’t have to be on the…

Tillie Walker

A powerful right-handed hitter with a legendary throwing arm,…

Ted Williams

Any argument as to the greatest hitter of all time always involves…