Lou Finney

Lou Finney was a tough man to strike out. A fast, feisty…

Fritz Ostermueller

Fritz Ostermueller was 41 years old when he took the mound on…

Red Nonnenkamp

Red Nonnenkamp had to wait 1,702 days after his first major-league…

Gene Desautels

Eugene Desautels, a right-handed-batting catcher and protégé…

Jimmie Foxx

As he had done many times in recent years, Jimmie Foxx chose…

Moe Berg

Casey Stengel, an eccentric man himself, called Moe Berg "the…

Doc Cramer

Like many businessmen in the aftermath of the 1929 stock market…

Bobby Doerr

It was Ted Williams who dubbed Bobby Doerr "the silent captain…

Jake Wade

In the sandy soil of Carteret County, North Carolina, young boys…

Joe Heving

Joe Heving was born four years later than his brother Johnnie,…

Elden Auker

Over a major-league career that lasted 10 seasons, Elden Auker…

Jim Bagby Jr.

Jim Bagby Jr. was a second-generation major leaguer, his career…

Lefty Grove

Lefty Grove may have been baseball’s greatest all-time pitcher.…

Tom Carey

A “flashy infielder” known for his fancy defensive work rather…

Denny Galehouse

Denny Galehouse was born on December 7, 1911, 30 years to the…

Fabian Gaffke

Before he died, Fabian Gaffke frequently told his family,…

Bill Sayles

It is fitting that Bill Sayles started his big league career…

Woody Rich

Woody Rich, all too briefly, was a pitching phenom. He entered…

Johnny Peacock

Mule trader, major league ballplayer, sawmill operator, college…

Emerson Dickman

A prewar pitcher, Emerson Dickman was a fastballing, curveballing…

Bill LeFebvre

How many pitchers hit a home run their first time up in the major…

Joe Vosmik

The Joe Vosmik story is the classic American tale in which the…

Boze Berger

Prospects who don’t fulfill their promise are a dime a…

Jim Tabor

Jim “Rawhide” Tabor was a five-tool player before that phrase…