Richie Ashburn

Don Richard “Richie” Ashburn, a Hall of Fame outfielder,…

Benny Bengough

Baseball writers were intrigued by the unlikely story of a slightly…

Johnny Blatnik

After hitting .314 to help the Charleston Senators win the Middle…

Jimmy Bloodworth

In June 1950 Jimmy Bloodworth, one of the oldest players on the…

Hank Borowy

From Babe Ruth in 1920, through Reggie Jackson in 1977, and down…

Jack Brittin

Jack Brittin’s future looked bright. As a starting pitcher…

Putsy Caballero

Aside from his colorful name, Putsy Caballero is known for being…

Milo Candini

Right-hander Milo Candini debuted for the Washington Senators…

Bob Carpenter

Robert Ruliph Morgan Carpenter Jr. was born August 13, 1915 in…

Bubba Church

It’s a shame that Bubba Church is mostly remembered for getting…

Connie Mack Stadium (Philadelphia)

Shibe Park, later known as Connie Mack Stadium, goes back to…

Dusty Cooke

Dusty Cooke's father fought in the Confederate Army at Chancellorsville,…

Blix Donnelly

On October 5, 1944, after nine years in the minor leagues, 30-year-old…

George Earnshaw

George Earnshaw was the right-handed pitching ace of Connie Mack's…

Del Ennis

Right after the Shibe Park public address system announced, “Now…

Mike Goliat

Mike Goliat has long been the answer to a popular trivia question…

Granny Hamner

In 1964 Robert Carpenter, the Philadelphia Phillies president…

Ken Heintzelman

An accepted piece of conventional wisdom in baseball says that…

Stan Hollmig

“He looked like a Texan ought to look — like a Texas Ranger…

Ken Johnson

On September 27, 1947, a soft-spoken 24-year-old left-handed…

Willie Jones

“Oh, Puddin’ Head Jones was fat and funnyDumber than sticks…

Gene Kelly

Gene Kelly heard of Joe McCarthy’s death during a 1957 Phillies…

Jim Konstanty

In 1950 Casimir James Konstanty, a sometime gym teacher and baseball…

Stan Lopata

On a road trip in 1954 with the Philadelphia Phillies, Stan Lopata,…