Emmett Ashford

He spent 20 years as a professional umpire, baseball's loneliest…

Bill Baker

Bill Baker immersed himself in baseball as a player, coach, umpire,…

Al Barlick

Al Barlick rose from a Midwestern coal-mining family to a long…

Ted Barrett

During an interview with Ted Barrett and his crew during their…

Joe Battin

Joe Battin, a 19th-century infielder, manager and umpire, was…

George Bausewine

While professional baseball played a prominent role in the life…

William Becannon

Best known as an umpire in the American Association in 1883,…

Jake Beckley

When Jake Beckley gained election to the National Baseball Hall…

Charlie Berry

Charles Francis “Charlie” Berry had one of the most extraordinary…

Foghorn Bradley

Foghorn Bradley1 joined the Boston Red Stockings near the end…

Kitty Bransfield

A smooth-fielding, hard-hitting first baseman, Kitty Bransfield…

Bill Brennan

“Big Bill” Brennan was a large man, weighing 235 pounds and…

Joe Brinkman

A major-league umpire for 35 seasons, Joseph Norbert Brinkman…

Mike Briscese

Mike Briscese was a minor league umpire who had his chance in…

Ken Burkhart

Having lost no fewer than nine pitchers to the armed forces during…

Nestor Chylak

“Considered by many to be the nonpareil umpire of the Post-War…

Amanda Clement

“Can you suggest a single reason why all the baseball umpires…

Jocko Conlan

Jocko Conlan always wanted to be a ballplayer. He never dreamed…

Tommy Connolly

One of the important currents in the history of early 20th-century…

Dick Culler

He is Dick Culler in the baseball encyclopedias, but at home…

Bill Dinneen

Before Sandy Koufax and Bob Gibson were hurling October masterpieces,…

Pat Donahue

The Cleveland Indians paid Pat Donahue $200 for a tip that led…

Augie Donatelli

During 24 years in the National League, August John Donatelli…

Bob Emslie

Forced to wear a hairpiece because he suffered from premature…