Larry MacPhail

Flamboyant, visionary, ego — or monomaniacal, tempestuous,…

Snuffy Stirnweiss

On the morning of September 15, 1958, Central Railroad of New…

Al Lyons

Al Lyons was a pitcher during parts of four seasons in the Major…

Vic Raschi

In the Yankees’ unprecedented streak of five straight World…

Joe Page

Among the men who set the early standard for today’s closers…

Dick Starr

Right-handed pitcher Dick Starr, a September call-up from the…

Mel Queen

Melvin Joseph Queen overcame frequent bouts of wildness to have…

Ted Sepkowski

Ted Sepkowski was still a student in high school when he started…

Spec Shea

In the spring of 1947, “uncertain” may have been the word…

Johnny Schulte

A backup catcher in all of his five years in the Major Leagues,…

Bobo Newsom

Few Major League players were traded as often as pitcher Louis…

Phil Rizzuto

When Phil Rizzuto went to his first Major League tryout, a New…

Ray Mack

“Ray Mack’s Lunging Play Ends Classic” read the sub-headline…

Jack Phillips

Jack Phillips spent almost a decade on Major League rosters and…

Butch Wensloff

He played in only forty-one games in his Major League career,…

Ken Silvestri

Looking at Ken Silvestri's major-league statistics could leave…

Sherm Lollar

Soft spoken and self-effacing, Sherman Lollar provided a strong…

Johnny Lucadello

Johnny Lucadello was a hard-hitting and versatile infielder who,…

George McQuinn

It was a long journey for George McQuinn to the 1947 New York…

Aaron Robinson

The leading member of the 1947 Yankees’ catchers-by-committee…

Allie Reynolds

Because of religious strictures imposed by his parents, Allie…
Dan Topping, circa 1945 (SABR-RUCKER ARCHIVE)

Dan Topping

Dan Topping enjoyed a “sportsman” lifestyle we seldom see…

Del Webb

Del Webb’s father was a native-born Californian who spent his…

George Weiss

George Weiss presided over the greatest sustained run of excellence…