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NetShrine's APICALS
from the Integration Era

For more information on each player, click on his name in the table below.

Stan Musial

Mickey Mantle Ernie Banks
Willie Mays Eddie Mathews Ted Williams
Yogi Berra Warren Spahn Whitey Ford
Duke Snider Billy Pierce Robin Roberts
Hoyt Wilhelm              

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Stanley Frank Musial
"Stan the Man" 

        1941 - 1963 (St. Louis NL)
        For 14 straight years, he was the most
       dangerous hitter in the NL.

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Willie Howard Mays
"The Say Hey Kid"

        1951 - 1973 (New York Giants NL,
        San Francisco NL, New York Mets NL)
        Have you ever heard someone talking
       about something he couldn't do?

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Ernest "Mr. Cub" Banks 
        1953 - 1971 (Chicago NL)
        Legendary slugging SS - though he played
       more games at 1B (1,259) than SS (1,125).

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Mickey Charles Mantle 
        1951 - 1968 (New York AL)
        536 career HRs.  3 MVPs.   Lifetime .421 OBA. 
       Triple Crown Winner.  'Nuff said?

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Edwin Lee Mathews 
        1952 - 1968 (Milwaukee NL, Atlanta NL,
        Houston NL, Detroit AL)
        512 career HRs.  Hit between 23 and 47 HRs,
       for 14 straight years - over 31 ten times.

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Theodore Samuel Williams
"The Kid"  "The Splendid Splinter" 

        1939 - 1960 (Boston AL)
        Add the 100 HRs/400 RBI that he lost serving
       in the war & he could be the best ever.

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Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra 
        1946 - 1965 (New York AL, New York NL)
        Durable catcher who was a 3-time MVP.
       Hit 358 HRs - aided by home park.

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Warren Edward Spahn 
        1942 - 1965 (Boston NL, Milwaukee NL,
        New York NL, San Francisco NL)
        No LHP has won more.  Won 20+ 13
       times.  Led league in CG 9 times. 
       Won 1957 Cy Young.

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Edward Charles "Whitey" Ford
"The Chairman of the Board"
"Slick" 

        1950 - 1967 (New York AL)
        Won 236 w/career .690 Win %.
       Lifetime  2.75 ERA.  8-time All-Star.
       Won 16+/year 10 times.  Tough to hit.
        
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Robin Evan Roberts 
        1948 - 1966 (Philadelphia NL, Baltimore AL,
        Houston NL, Chicago NL)
        No one had more IP in the 1950's &
       only Spahn won more.  Top NL
       strikeout pitcher in the '50's.
        
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James Hoyt Wilhelm "Old Tilt" 
        1952 - 1972 (New York Giants NL, St. Louis NL,
        Cleveland AL, Baltimore AL, Chicago AL,
        California AL, Atlanta NL, Chicago NL,
        Los Angeles AL)
        Knuckleballer.  Held the record for
       career games pitched for 26 years
       (until 1998).  Won or saved 370 games.
        
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Walter William Pierce 
        1945 - 1964 (Detroit AL, Chicago AL,
        San Francisco NL)
        Seven time All-Star.  No one had more
       shutouts in the 1950's.  One of the top
       5 pitchers in the '50's.
        
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Edwin Donald "Duke" Snider 
        1947 - 1964 (Brooklyn NL, Los Angeles NL,
        New York NL, San Francisco NL)
        No one had more HRs or RBI in the
       1950's.  Only Mantle scored more
       runs in the '50's.
       
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