Cookie Lavagetto

Harry Arthur “Cookie” Lavagetto is best known for one swing…

Vic Lombardi

At five feet seven and 158 pounds, Vic Lombardi was hardly an…

Don Lund

For most former big leaguers their time as an active player is…

Rube Melton

There was no digging in at home plate when Rube Melton was on…

Eddie Miksis

“Miksis will fix us” Branch Rickey promised Dodgers fans…

Walter O'Malley

Walter Francis O'Malley, the owner who dragged baseball franchises…

Erv Palica

Erv Palica, a laconic Californian, was little more than a bit…

Jake Pitler

Although he was the first-base coach, fans rarely if ever saw…

Marv Rackley

Marvin Eugene Rackley was born on July 25, 1921, in Seneca, South…

Willie Ramsdell

Willie Ramsdell, nicknamed “Willie the Knuck,” mixed a colorful…

Pee Wee Reese

Outside MCU Park in Coney Island, there stands a statue of two…

Pete Reiser

Only a handful of people who saw Pete Reiser in his prime were…

Branch Rickey

Branch Rickey was “a man of strange complexities, not to mention…

Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson is perhaps the most historically significant…

Stan Rojek

Late in the afternoon of September 22, 1942, propelled by a Lew…

Howie Schultz

Howie Schultz combined major-league careers in baseball and basketball…

Burt Shotton

Unlike Leo Durocher, the man he replaced as Brooklyn Dodgers…

John L. Smith

The headline on John Lawrence Smith’s New York Times obituary…

Duke Snider

A strong, accurate throwing arm, grace, and athleticism made…

Eddie Stanky

One can statistically evaluate with some degree of accuracy…

Ed Stevens

Ed Stevens was born in Texas on January 12, 1925, in the town…

Clyde Sukeforth

Clyde Sukeforth was a backup catcher who played parts of ten…

Tommy Tatum

Tommy Tatum played parts of fourteen seasons in professional…

Harry Taylor

Known as “Handsome Harry” for his movie star good looks,…