John Antonelli

John Lawrence Antonelli Jr.[fn]John L. Antonelli the infielder…

Eddie Basinski

Eddie Basinski always conceded that he never looked much like…

Augie Bergamo

When big-league players heeded the call of duty during World…

Frenchy Bordagaray

“He’s either the poorest great third baseman or the greatest…

Lou Boudreau

In 1942, the Cleveland Indians chose their slow-footed, hard-hitting,…

Harry Brecheen

Harry David Brecheen (pronounced Bruh-KEEN) was born on October…

Roy Campanella

Roy Campanella was the sixth acknowledged black player to appear…

Phil Cavarretta

In 1934, at the height of the Great Depression, 17-year-old Phil…

Frankie Crosetti

In 37 seasons as an infielder and third-base coach for the Yankees,…

Bobby Estalella

Estalella was a pudgy, happy-go-lucky sort of a guy who struck…

Ferris Fain

When asked to make a list of the best hitters of the late 1940s…

Dave Frishberg

A jazz pianist and songwriter who is known to kids for his contributions…

Augie Galan

Donning the uniforms of the Chicago Cubs and Brooklyn Dodgers…

Danny Gardella

Today's multimillionaire players probably don’t know Danny…

Johnny Gee

John A. (Johnny) Gee, Jr. drew national attention in August 1939…

Frankie Gustine

“Baseball had always been in my blood,” said versatile infielder…

Stan Hack

There are fewer third basemen in the Hall of Fame than players…

Sig Jakucki

Big right-hander Sig Jakucki was once described as having a "$100,000…

Eddie Joost

One thing about Eddie Joost — he learned how to work a walk.…

Johnny Kucks

Everyone has his baseball dream when growing up, but few get…

Whitey Kurowski

When Whitey Kurowski was 7 years old in Reading, Pennsylvania,…

Max Lanier

A hard-throwing southpaw and two-time All-Star, Max Lanier won…

Thornton Lee

When the Chicago White Sox acquired him before the 1937 season,…

Ernie Lombardi

It is one of those records that may never be equaled, much less…