Tom Angley

Tom Angley was a ballplayer born 50 years too soon. Born in an…

Clyde Beck

Clyde Beck was your prototypical good-field, no-hit utility infielder. …

Footsie Blair

Imagine you’re one of two widget-winders working in the same…

Sheriff Blake

Sheriff Blake, was not really a sheriff, but rather a hard-throwing…

Jimmy Burke

Jimmy Burke, a coach for the 1929 Cubs, was the quintessential…

Ed Burns

Among a lifetime of lively anecdotes, perhaps none better evokes…

Guy Bush

An often overlooked pitcher on successful Chicago Cubs teams…

Hal Carlson

Occasionally, a player is taken out of the lineup due to personal…

Kiki Cuyler

Though contemporary newspaper reports typically referred to…

Mike Cvengros

Considering how dreadful his first full professional season was,…

Margaret Donahue

Baseball fans and historians have doubtless wondered about the…

Mickey Doolin

The prototype good-field, no-hit shortstop, Mickey Doolin was…

Woody English

As the leadoff or number-two batter for some of the highest-scoring…

Mike Gonzalez

Miguel González enjoyed a long and prolific career as a major-league…

Earl Grace

As the 1929 season began, the Chicago Cubs were in trouble. …

Hank Grampp

Henry Grampp Jr. was born in New York City on September 28, 1903,…

Charlie Grimm

Charlie Grimm was a man of many talents. Called “perhaps…

Gabby Hartnett

Recounted and savored over generations, four iconic moments share…

Cliff Heathcote

Cliff Heathcote spent 14 of the 40 years of his life in the…

Trader Horne

The major-league career of Berlyn “Trader” Horne was brief.…

Rogers Hornsby

Any conversation about the greatest hitter in baseball history…

Claude Jonnard

Claude Jonnard, the lesser-known half of the Jonnard brothers…

Grover Land

Like many marginal ballplayers from the Deadball Era, Grover…

Pat Malone

The knock against Pat Malone, a big, hard-throwing right-hander…