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from the Integration Era

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

Billy Goodman

Dom DiMaggio Red Schoendienst
Mel Parnell Dick Groat Vern Stephens
Johnny Sain Jim Gilliam Del Ennis
Ferris Fain Lew Burdette Al Dark
Carl Scheib Joe Nuxhall Harvey Haddix
Don Larsen Tommy Holmes Tom Cheney
Joe Adcock Dale Long Nellie Fox

Eddie Gaedel

Willard Brown Gil Hodges
Bob Hazle Eddie Yost Phil Rizzuto
Monte Irvin Bobby Thomson Sibby Sisti
George Kell Harvey Kuenn Eddie Waitkus
Satchel Paige Roy Face Don Newcombe
Allie Reynolds Al Rosen Frank Lary
Clem Labine Ryne Duren Ellis Kinder
Ted Kluszewski Pedro Ramos Vic Wertz
Gene Woodling Pete Reiser Herb Score
Karl Spooner Walt Dropo Bob Friend
Don Mossi Vic Raschi Gus Zernial
Walker Cooper Granny Hamner Jackie Jensen
Bob Rush Sonny Siebert Johnny Antonelli
Chico Carrasquel Del Crandall Bob Purkey
Johnny Temple Mickey Vernon Jimmy Piersall
Early Wynn Sal Maglie Andy Pafko
Rip Sewell Bert Shepard Hank Sauer

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Harvey Haddix "The Kitten" 
        1952 - 1965 (St. Louis NL, Philadelphia NL,
        Cincinnati NL, Pittsburgh NL, Baltimore AL)
        First pitcher to carry a perfect game beyond
       9 innings.  He lost it in the 13th.

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Don James Larsen "Night Rider" 
        1953 - 1967 (St. Louis AL, Baltimore AL,
        New York AL, Kansas City AL, Chicago AL,
        San Francisco NL, Houston NL, Chicago NL)
        The only pitcher to throw a perfect game
       in the World Series (10/8/56).

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Thomas Edgar Cheney 
        1957 - 1966 (St. Louis NL, Pittsburgh NL,
        Washington AL)
        First pitcher to fan 20+ in a game - had
       21 K's in 16 inning game (9/12/62).

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Joseph Wilbur Adcock "Goofy" 
        1950 - 1966 (Cincinnati NL, Milwaukee NL,
        Cleveland AL, Los Angeles AL, California AL)
        Had 18 Total Bases in a game - four HRs
       & a 2B (7/31/54) - which was a record
       that stood for nearly 48 years.

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Richard Dale Long 
        1951 - 1963 (Pittsburgh NL, St. Louis NL,
        Chicago NL, San Francisco NL, New York AL,
        Washington AL)
        First player to hit a least one HR in 8
       straight games (5/19/56 through 5/28/56).

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Thomas Francis Holmes "Kelly" 
        1942 - 1952 (Boston NL, Brooklyn NL)
        Hit 28 HRs in 1945 versus only 9
       strikeouts.  Not a HR hitter - aided by
       home park in '45.

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Carl Alvin Scheib 
        1943 - 1954 (Philadelphia AL, St. Louis NL)
        Made Major Leagues at age 16
       - youngest AL player ever.

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Joseph Henry Nuxhall 
        1944 - 1966 (Cincinnati NL, Kansas City AL,
        Los Angeles AL)
        Made Major Leagues for one game at
       age 15 - youngest player ever. Came
       back at age 24 & went on to pitch in
       525 more games.

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William Dale Goodman 
        1947 - 1962 (Boston AL, Baltimore AL,
        Chicago AL, Houston NL)
        Played 2B (624 G), 1B (406 G), 3B
       (330 G) as well as SS & OF.  Won
       1950 AL Batting Title.  2-time All-Star.
        
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Albert Fred "Red" Schoendienst 
        1945 - 1963 (St. Louis NL, New York Giants NL,
        Milwaukee NL)
        Great fielding, switch-hitting, durable
       2B.  Had 2,449 career hits.
       10-time All-Star.
        
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Dominic Paul DiMaggio
"The Little Professor" 

        1940 - 1953 (Boston AL)
        As good a CF as Joe - maybe better.
       No power - but he got on base (.383
       OBA) & scored runs.  Only 6 scored
       more in the '40's.
        
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Vernon Decatur Stephens
"Junior" "Buster" 

        1941 - 1955 (St. Louis AL, Boston AL,
        Chicago AL, Baltimore AL)
        Slugging SS.  Led league in RBI three
       times.  8-time All-Star.   Hit 20+ HRs
       in a season 6 times.  Lifetime .286 BA.
        
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Selva Lewis Burdette 
        1950 - 1967 (New York AL, Boston NL,
        Milwaukee NL, St. Louis NL, Chicago NL,
        Philadelphia NL, California AL)
        Only 6 pitchers won more in the 1950's.
       Started & relieved.  Went 203-144
       lifetime.  Won 15+/year 8 times.
        
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Alvin Ralph Dark
"Blackie" "The Swamp Fox" 

        1946 - 1960 (Boston NL, New York Giants NL,
        St. Louis NL, Chicago NL, Philadelphia NL,
        Milwaukee NL)
        NL Rookie of the Year '48.   3-time
       All-Star SS.  Only 3 had more hits &
       only 2 had more 2Bs in the 1950's.
       
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James William "Junior" Gilliam 
        1953 - 1966 (Brooklyn NL, Los Angeles NL)
        Slick fielding, switch hitting, 2B.  Had
       81+ runs a year 9 times.  Great batting
       eye & good speed.  NL top rookie '53.
        
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Ferris Roy Fain
"Burrhead" "Cocky" 

        1947 - 1955 (Philadelphia AL, Chicago AL,
        Detroit AL, Cleveland AL)
        Great defensive 1B.   Excellent batting
       eye.  Won 2 Batting Titles.  Not a
       slugger.  Didn't debut until age 26.
        
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Delmer Ennis 
        1946 - 1959 (Philadelphia NL, St. Louis NL,
        Cincinnati NL, Chicago AL)
        1st Rookie of the Year.  110+ RBI in
       a season 5 times.  Had 25+ HR/year
       7 times.  Below average fielding OF.
        
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John Franklin Sain 
        1942 - 1955 (Boston NL, New York AL,
        Kansas City AL)
        4-time 20 game winner who lost 3
       peak years to the war.  Led AL in
        saves in '54.  Good hitting pitcher.
        
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Richard Morrow Groat 
        1952 - 1967 (Pittsburgh NL, St. Louis NL,
        Philadelphia NL, San Francisco NL)
        5-time NL All-Star SS.  1960 NL MVP.
       His trade from the Pirates to St. Louis
       met disapproval from fans & Groat.

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Melvin Lloyd Parnell "Dusty"
        1947 - 1956 (Boston AL)
        One of the best pitchers in the AL from 
        1948 to 1953.  A broken arm in 1954 
        ruined his career & led to retirement in '57.

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James Barton
"Mickey" Vernon 

        1939 - 1960 (Washington AL, Cleveland AL,
        Boston AL, Milwaukee NL, Pittsburgh NL)
        Slick fielding 1B who won 2 batting titles.
       More of a doubles & triples hitter
       than a HR threat.
       
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Jacob Nelson Fox 
        1947 - 1965 (Philadelphia AL, Chicago AL,
        Houston NL)
        Excellent defensive 2B.  Very durable.
       Topped 190 hits 6 times.  MVP in 1959.
        
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Early "Gus" Wynn 
        1939 - 1963 (Washington AL, Cleveland AL,
        Chicago AL)
        Pitched for 6 seasons before career
       took off.  Won 300 games - lost 244.
       Tough to hit, but wild.
        
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Edward Carl Gaedel 
        1951 (St. Louis AL)
        Smallest batter ever - 3'7" midget that
       Bill Veeck used as a pinch hitter 8/19/51.

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Gilbert Raymond Hodges 
        1943 - 1963 (Brooklyn NL, Los Angeles NL,
        New York NL)
        Great fielding 1B who had 370 HRs,
       1,105 runs & 1,274 RBI.  7 straight
       years of 100+ RBI.  Later a good MGR.

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Robert Sidney
"Hurricane" Hazle 

        1955 - 1958 (Cincinnati NL, Milwaukee NL,
        Detroit AL)
        Late season call-up in '57, he hit .403
       with 7 HRs & 27 RBI in 41 games to
       help Braves take the flag.  Played in
       only 63 games after '57 season.

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Edward Frederick Yost
"The Walking Man" 

        1944 - 1962 (Washington AL, Detroit AL,
        Los Angeles AL)
        Fine fielding 3B who was a base on
       balls machine.  Led league in BB six
       times - 1,614 in his career.  Scored
       1,215 runs - only 6 in '50's had more.

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Philip Francis Rizzuto
"The Scooter" 

        1941 - 1956 (New York AL)
        5-time All-Star SS.  AL MVP in 1950.
       Excellent bunter.  Lost 3 years to the
       war.  Played on 7 World Champions.

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Montford Merrill Irvin 
        1949 - 1956 (New York Giants NL, Chicago NL)
        Debuted at age 30 after 9 standout
       seasons in the Negro Leagues.  In
       764 MLB games, had .383 OBA,
       99 HRs, 366 runs & 443 RBI.

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Robert Brown Thomson
"The Staten Island Scot" 

        1946 - 1960 (New York Giants NL,
        Milwaukee NL, Chicago NL, Boston AL,
        Baltimore AL)
        Good hitter - had 20+ HRs 8 times.
       On 10/3/51, hit a 3-run HR in the
       bottom of the 9th in a final playoff
       which was "The Shot Heard 'Round
       The World" & won the pennant.

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George Clyde Kell 
        1943 - 1957 (Philadelphia AL, Detroit AL,
        Boston AL, Chicago AL, Baltimore AL)
        10-time All-Star 3B.  2,054 career hits.
       Only 287 K's in 6,702 ABs.  Lifetime
       .306 BA.  Not a power hitter.

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Harvey Edward Kuenn 
        1952 - 1966 (Detroit AL, Cleveland AL,
        San Francisco NL, Chicago NL, Philadelphia NL)
        Played SS (748 G) & OF (826 G).  Led
       league in hits 4 times.  Lifetime .303 BA
       w/2,092 hits.  AL Rookie of the Year '53.

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Edward Stephen Waitkus 
        1941 - 1955 (Chicago NL, Philadelpia NL,
        Baltimore AL)
        1B who was shot by a crazed female
       fan on 6/14/49 - inspiring the novel
       "The Natural."  2-time All-Star.

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Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige 
        1948 - 1965 (Cleveland AL, St. Louis AL,
        Kansas City AL)
        After pitching for 2 decades in the
       Negro Leagues, made Major League
       debut at age 42.  Considered by many
       to be the best pitcher ever - period.

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Elroy Leon Face 
        1953 - 1969 (Pittsburgh NL, Detroit AL,
        Montreal NL)
        No one had more saves in the NL
       during the 1960's.  Went 18-1 w/10
       saves out of the pen in 1959.  Won
       104 games in career.

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Donald Newcombe "Newk" 
        1949 - 1960 (Brooklyn NL, Los Angeles NL,
        Cincinnati NL, Cleveland AL)
        NL Rookie of the Year '49.   NL Cy
       Young & MVP '56.  Lifetime record of
       149-90.  Suffered from alcoholism.

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Allie Pierce Reynolds
"Superchief" 

        1942 - 1954 (Cleveland AL, New York AL)
        Didn't debut until age 28.   6-time
       All-Star.  Won 182 with .630 Win %.
       Also used to close games.

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Albert Leonard Rosen "Flip" 
        1947 - 1956 (Cleveland AL)
        First rookie to lead his league in HRs.
       4-time All-Star.  1953 AL MVP.  Good
       fielding 3B.  Only played 7 full seasons.

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Frank Strong Lary
"Mule" "Taters"
"The Yankee Killer" 

        1954 - 1965 (Detroit AL, New York NL,
        Milwaukee NL, Chicago AL)
        2-time All-Star.  Led AL in IP 3 times.
       Won 15+/year 5 times.  Not afraid to
       pitch inside - led AL in HB 4 times.

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Clement Walter Labine 
        1950 - 1962 (Brooklyn NL, Los Angeles NL,
        Detroit AL, Pittsburgh NL, New York NL)
        One of the best RP in the NL during
       the 1950's.  100+ IP/season from
       bullpen in 6 straight years ('53-'58).

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Rinold George Duren
"The Flame" 

        1954 - 1965 (Baltimore AL, Kansas City AL,
        New York AL, Los Angeles AL,
        Philadelphia NL, Cincinnati NL, Washington AL)
        Intimidating relief pitcher.   In 589
       career IP, only gave up 443 hits & had
       630 K's.  Reputation for wildness.

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Ellis Raymond Kinder
"Old Folks" 

        1946 - 1957 (St. Louis AL, Boston AL,
        St. Louis NL, Chicago AL)
        Debuted at 31 and pitched till age 42.
       Won 23 in '49 as a starter & later
        became a good reliever starting in '51.

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Theodore Bernard
Kluszewski "Big Klu" 

        1947 - 1961 (Cincinnati NL, Pittsburgh NL,
        Chicago AL, Los Angeles AL)
        4-time All-Star.  Big arms were his
       trademark.  171 HR from 1953-56.
       Lifetime .298 BA with 1,028 RBI.

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Pedro Ramos 
        1955 - 1970 (Washington AL, Minnesota AL,
        Cleveland AL, New York AL, Philadelphia NL,
        Pittsburgh NL, Cincinnati NL)
        Good starter on bad teams.   Led AL
       in losses 4 straight years.  Switched to
       relief late in career.  15 career HR.

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Victor Woodrow Wertz 
        1947 - 1963 (Detroit AL, St. Louis AL,
        Baltimore AL, Cleveland AL, Boston AL,
        Minnesota AL)
        3-time All-Star.  266 lifetime HR & had
       100+ RBI seasons 5 times.  Lost time
       to polio and serious leg injury.

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Eugene Richard Woodling 
        1943 - 1962 (Cleveland AL, Pittsburgh NL,
        New York AL, Baltimore AL, Washington AL,
        New York NL)
        Platoon OF w/good eye & fair pop. 
       Contributed to 5 straight Championship
       Yankee teams ('49-'53).   Lifetime .284
       BA in 5,587 ABs.  AL All-Star in '59.
 
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Harold Patrick Reiser
"Pistol Pete"

        1940 - 1952 (Brooklyn NL, Pittsburgh NL,
        Cleveland AL)
        3-time NL All-Star.  Won Batting Title
       in 1st full season.  Went downhill at age
       28 due to injuries from crashing into
       unpadded OF fences (many times).

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Herbert Jude Score 
        1955 - 1962 (Cleveland AL, Chicago AL)
        Led AL in K's first 2 years.   AL top
       rookie '55.  Career essentially over
       after being hit by wicked liner in '57.

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Karl Benjamin Spooner 
        1954 - 1955 (Brooklyn NL)
        Struckout 15 in big league debut - tied
       for most ever in 1st game.  Hurt arm
       next spring & only had 98 more IP.

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Walter Dropo "Moose' 
        1949 - 1961 (Boston AL, Detroit AL,
        Chicago AL, Cincinnati NL, Baltimore AL)
        One of the best rookie seasons ever -
       1950 AL Rookie of the Year.  Within
       6 years, played his way to the bench.

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Robert Bartmess
Friend "Warrior" 

        1951 - 1966 (Pittsburgh NL,
        New York AL, New York NL)
        3 time NL All-Star.  Won 14+ games a
       year 8 times.  NL ERA champ in '55
       and led NL in wins in '58.

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Donald Louis Mossi
"The Sphinx"  "Ears"

        1954 - 1965 (Cleveland AL, Detroit AL,
        Chicago AL, Kansas City AL)
        Good fielding pitcher.   Lifetime record
       of 101-80 with a 3.43 ERA.  Sadly,
       often referred to as one of the
        ugliest players ever due to big ears.

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Victor John Angelo Raschi
"The Springfield Rifle" 

        1946 - 1955 (New York AL,
        St. Louis NL, Kansas City AL)
        Debuted at age 27.  Won 21 games -
       three years in a row.  Lifetime record
       of 132-66.  Led AL in K's ('51). 

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Gus Edward Zernial "Ozark Ike" 
        1949 - 1959 (Chicago AL, Philadelphia AL,
        Kansas City AL, Detroit AL)
        One of the best power hitters in the
       '50's - topping 27 HRs a season six
        times.  Average in the field.

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William Walker Cooper 
        1940 - 1957 (St. Louis NL, New York Giants NL,
        Cincinnati NL, Boston NL, Milwaukee NL,
        Pittsburgh NL, Chicago NL)
        8-time NL All-Star catcher.   Career
       .285 BA & .464 SLG% in 4,702 ABs.
       Mentored many other catchers.

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Granville Wilbur
"Granny" Hamner 

        1944 - 1962 (Philadelphia NL,
        Cleveland AL, Kansas City AL)
        3-time NL All-Star middle infielder for
       the Phillie teams of the '50's. 
       Overrated as a hitter.

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Jack Eugene Jensen 
        1950 - 1961 (New York AL,
        Washington AL, Boston AL)
        College football star.  AL MVP '58. 
        Led AL in RBI 3 times.  Good base
        stealer.  Hated to fly in planes.

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Robert Ransom Rush 
        1948 - 1960 (Chicago NL, Milwaukee NL,
        Chicago AL)
        Good pitcher on bad teams.   ERA
       below league average 9 times in 13
       years.  127-152, 3.65 ERA in career.

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Wilfred Charles "Sonny" Siebert 
        1964 - 1975 (Cleveland AL, Boston AL,
        Texas AL, St. Louis NL, San Diego NL,
        Oakland AL)
        In minors till age 27.  Won 140 in 12
       big league seasons.  2-time AL
       All-Star.  Lifetime 3.21 ERA.

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John August Antonelli 
        1948 - 1961 (Boston NL, Milwaukee NL,
        New York Giants NL, San Francisco NL,
        Cleveland AL)
        5-time NL All-Star pitcher.   2-time 20
       game winner.  Lifetime ERA of 3.34 in
       1,993.1 IP with 25 shutouts & 21 saves.

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Alfonso "Chico" Carrasquel 
        1950 - 1959 (Chicago AL, Cleveland AL,
        Kansas City AL, Baltimore AL)
        Credited by many as the 1st slick
       fielding SS to originate from Venezuela.
       4-time AL All-Star.  Strong arm.

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Delmar Wesley Crandall 
        1949 - 1966 (Boston NL, Milwaukee NL,
        San Francisco NL, Pittsburgh NL, Cleveland AL)
        8-time NL All-Star catcher.   Won 4 Gold
       Gloves.  Averaged almost 20 HRs per
       year from '54-'60 (most hit on the road).

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Robert Thomas Purkey 
        1954 - 1966 (Pittsburgh NL, Cincinnati NL,
        St. Louis NL)
        3-time NL All-Star.  Went 23-5 in '62
       w/ERA of 2.81.  Pittsburgh native who
       excelled once traded from Pirates.

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John Ellis Temple 
        1952 - 1964 (Cincinnati NL, Cleveland AL,
        Baltimore AL, Houston NL)
        4-time All-Star 2B.  Good fielder &
       capable hitter w/a good eye.  Had major
        personal problems after his career.

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James Anthony Piersall 
        1950 - 1967 (Boston AL, Cleveland AL, 
        Washington AL, New York NL, Los Angeles AL,
        California AL)
        Good fielding OF who suffered from 
       mental illness.  His story was told in the 
       book "Fear Strikes Out" later made a movie.

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Sebastian Daniel Sisti 
        1939 - 1954 (Boston NL, Milwaukee NL)
        Big league regular at 19.  Went to war
        at age 22.  Returned & became a utility
        player after the war for parts of 9 seasons.

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Willard Jesse Brown 
        1947 (St. Louis AL)
        Great Negro Leagues HR hitter rushed 
        to majors in 1947.  Failed in 21 game 
        trial & never returned to the big leagues.

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Salvatore Anthony 
Maglie
"The Barber" 
        1945 - 1958  (New York Giants NL, Cleveland AL,
        Brooklyn NL, New York AL, St. Louis NL)
        Known for brushing back hitters.  Lost 
       3 years after being blacklisted by baseball
       for playing in the Mexican League.  
       Led Giants to pennant in 1951.

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Andrew Pafko "Handy Andy"
"Pruschka"
 
        1943 - 1959 (Chicago NL, Brooklyn NL, Milwaukee NL)
        5-time NL All-Star OF.  Power hitter who
       was often hit by pitches.  Played in 4 World
       Series as well as 2 Pennant playoffs.

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Truett Banks "Rip" Sewell
        1932 - 1949 (Detroit AL, Pittsburgh NL)
        4-time NL All-Star.  Became full time major
        leaguer at age 32.  Famous for throwing "Eephus"
        (blooper) pitch.  Only 1 won more in NL from 1940-44.
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Bert Robert Shepard 
        1945 (Washington AL)
        Lost his leg during WWII in May 1944.  Fitted
       with a wooden limb, he pitched one game in 
       the majors on 8/4/45 (his only career appearance).
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Henry John Sauer "The Honker" 
        1941 - 1959 (Cincinnati NL, Chicago NL, 
        St. Louis NL, New York Giants NL, San Francisco NL)
        Slow footed OF.  1952 NL MVP - despite 
       poor glove and playing on a .500 team.  
       From 1948-52, only Kiner hit more HR in the NL.

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