Tommy de la Cruz

“And in no field of American endeavor is invention more rampant…

Chet Covington

“Last year in Newport News, Va., we had the opportunity of…

Vince Castino

Vince Castino, a catcher who played for the Chicago White Sox…

Milt Byrnes

Virtually every book or article on the St. Louis Browns during…

Otey Clark

Otey Clark pitched right in the middle of the ’40s in the heat…

Ben Cardoni

With a weak heart that would eventually fail prematurely and…

Jorge Comellas

Jorge Comellas didn’t impress during his brief stint in the…

Len Gilmore

One of the things the classic movie Field of Dreams brought to…

Gene Crumling

Gene Crumling always envisioned himself as a baseball player.…

Otto Denning

\Baseball aficionados know that trades, sales, and waivers…

Mike Garbark

There is no great mystery about catching for the New York Yankees…

Buck Etchison

“A Tiller of the Soil”1 – Buck Etchison describing himself…

Pete Gray

Baseball is a difficult game to play well for those with two…

Orie Arntzen

Good things come to those who wait. Patience is a virtue. Those…

Bill Hart

While his father spent his life laboring below the ground in…

Buck Fausett

Robert “Buck” Fausett was a 36-year-old major-league rookie…

Charlie Fuchs

As World War II began to encroach on major-league baseball…

Hilly Flitcraft

For some ballplayers, World War II presented opportunities…

Fats Dantonio

John “Fats” Dantonio is representative of many ballplayers…

Joe Buzas

“If after five years in the Yankee chain, I still am not eligible…

Al Gardella

Al Gardella usually wore uniform number 29, but 32 could have…

Guy Curtright

Guy Curtright didn’t reach the major leagues until he was…

Ed Butka

The plight of the World War II-era (replacement) player included…

Jack Creel

Pitcher Jack Creel overcame a birth defect to enjoy a 16-year…