Dick Ricketts (THE TOPPS COMPANY)

Dick Ricketts

Decades before Michael Jordan stepped away from the National…

Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson is perhaps the most historically significant…
Rachel Robinson (COURTESY OF DREAMSTIME)

Rachel Robinson

It is easy to imagine that at the end of her final day of filming…

Kurt Russell

When Oregonians turned to the sports section of their newspapers…

Abe Saperstein

Some music is so well known that you can listen to it in a dark…

Al Schacht

To say that Alexander Schacht was obsessed with baseball is to…

Pi Schwert

Pi Schwert has the distinction of being one of a small handful…

Bert Shepard

Baseball lore is filled with stories of players who distinguished…
Toots Shor (New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection, Library of Congress)

Toots Shor

Every great city has its own great bar. Elizabethan London had…

Harry Sinclair

Sinclair Oil’s dinosaur logo is as powerful a brand identifier…
Frank Leslie Smith (LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, BAIN NEWS SERVICE)

Frank L. Smith

During his lifetime, Col. Frank Leslie Smith (1867-1950) adhered…

Al Spalding

Albert Spalding’s life story could have been written by Horatio…

Dick Stockton

It is rare for a single moment to pivot a career. Dick Stockton…

Tim Stoddard

Burly, 6-foot-7 reliever Tim Stoddard remains (as of 2013) the…

Monty Stratton

In the late 1930s, Monty Stratton of the Chicago White Sox was…

John Tener

Many people achieve success in their chosen field, but few match…

Jim Thorpe

Jim Thorpe was the greatest all-around athlete of the Deadball…

Eric Tipton

As a baseball coach at Army, Eric Tipton amassed a record of…
Bob Uecker (MILWAUKEE BREWERS)

Bob Uecker

When Bob Uecker was sent down to the minor leagues in 1961 after…

Edgar "Blue" Washington

The mere mention of Edgar “Blue” Washington evokes thought…

Herb Washington

Charles O. Finley indulged in many whims as owner of the A’s—and…

Del Webb

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

Charlie Wheatley

Charles Wheatley is usually identified by one line in the major-league…

Edward Bennett Williams

One night at Toots Shor’s restaurant, Edward Bennett Williams…