Bill Hawke

From his early days as an amateur, pitcher Bill Hawke mowed down…

Andy Hawkins

Andy Hawkins is familiar with tough luck.  He is best remembered…

Ed Head

On a summer afternoon in 1935, 17-year-old Ed Head was on a bus…

Guy Hecker

Guy Hecker has been regarded as the best combination of hitter…

Bobo Holloman

Who was the first major-league pitcher in the modern era to throw…

Ken Johnson

Early in 1966, when it was still unclear whether the Braves would…

Randy Johnson

Heading into the 2004 season, it seemed as if Randy Johnson had…

Sam Kimber

Samuel Jackson Kimber’s childhood might have been the stuff…

Sandy Koufax

“Mystique” is a word often linked with Sandy Koufax. He was…

Ed Lafitte

A practicing dentist in the offseason, pitcher Ed Lafitte was…

Don Larsen

He was a bundle of contradictions, this imperfect man who pitched…

Paul Lindblad

Paul Lindblad wasn’t one of the Oakland A’s most celebrated…

Derek Lowe

In 2004, as the Boston Red Sox won their first world championship…

Dennis Martinez

In 1976, Dennis Martínez became the first Nicaraguan to play…

Bill McCahan

In June 1947, three months before his husky right-handed hurler…

Stu Miller

The astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson estimates that the slowest…

Tony Mullane

Among the baseball accomplishments in Tony Mullane’s career,…

Hideo Nomo

Like Babe Ruth, he was a savior for the major leagues when the…

David Palmer

David Palmer was an example of local boy makes good. Sort of. Palmer,…

Lee Richmond

J. Lee Richmond, major league baseball’s first full-time[fn]Bobby…

Charlie Robertson

If there was one thing the Detroit Tigers could do under player-manager…

Kenny Rogers

It was strawberry fields forever where Kenny Rogers grew up,…

Mike Scott

The split-finger fastball became a popular weapon for pitchers…

Dave Stieb

He won the second-most games of any pitcher in the 1980s, was…