Dan Bankhead

Dan Bankhead is best known for two things. He was the first African-American…

Jack Banta

Jack Banta was a hard-throwing right-handed pitcher who threw…

Red Barber

The man who broadcast Jackie Robinson’s first season with the…

Rex Barney

With the possible exception of Sandy Koufax, no Dodger pitcher…

Hank Behrman

Hank Behrman was a minor contributor to the golden age of baseball…

Ray Blades

On April 9, 1947, the New York Post’s back-page headline screamed,…

Bobby Bragan

Bobby Bragan was a backup catcher whose pinch-hit double in Game…

Ralph Branca

Ralph Theodore Joseph Branca was a New York guy. He was born…

Tommy Brown

Tommy Brown was only nineteen years old and recently discharged…

Hugh Casey

On Monday evening, September 22, 1947, the “sizzling steaks…

Ed Chandler

World War II interrupted Ed Chandler’s dream of pitching in…

Connie Desmond

In the 1940s Red Barber was solidly entrenched as the Brooklyn…

George Dockins

George Woodrow Dockins was a soft-tossing, perpetually sore-armed…

Leo Durocher

From his birth in 1905, in West Springfield, Massachusetts,…

Bruce Edwards

The Brooklyn Dodgers had great teams in the immediate post-war…

Carl Furillo

People who saw Carl Furillo play most often talk about his throwing…

Al Gionfriddo

“Running! turning! leaping! like little Al Gionfriddo — a…

Hal Gregg

We often read or hear about pitchers developing arm strength…

Joe Hatten

After four seasons of double-digit victories as a starter for…

Phil Haugstad

Every red-blooded American boy growing up during the Great Depression…

Gene Hermanski

Eugene Victor Hermanski was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts…

Kirby Higbe

Kirby Higbe, a good old boy from South Carolina was a hell-raiser…

Spider Jorgensen

On April 15, 1947, in Brooklyn, New York, an African American…

Clyde King

Clyde Edward King spent more than sixty years in professional…