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from the Lively Ball Era

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

Bob Johnson Earle Combs Hal Newhouser
Chick Hafey Dixie Walker Rudy York
Jeff Heath Frank McCormick Art Nehf
Joe Judge Buddy Lewis Tommy Henrich
Harlond Clift Billy Herman Stan Hack
Sad Sam Jones Bucky Walters Wilbur Cooper
Jesse Haines Herb Pennock Dave Bancroft
Doc Cramer Burleigh Grimes Elden Auker

Jim Bottomley

Dick Lundy Josh Gibson
Buck Leonard Ross Youngs George Kelly
Judy Johnson Cool Papa Bell Oscar Charleston
Fred Lindstrom Martin Dihigo Chuck Klein
Rick Ferrell Ernie Lombardi Ray Dandridge
Leon Day Willie Wells Paul Derringer
Joe Gordon Larry French Phil Cavarretta
Charlie Grimm Travis Jackson Ollie Marcelle
Biz Mackey Cecil Travis Firpo Marberry
Marty Marion Dick Bartell Ben Chapman
Charlie Keller Double Duty Radcliffe Jack Fournier
Babe Herman Buddy Myer Lefty O'Doul
Lu Blue Van Lingle Mungo Johnny Bassler
Dale Alexander Billy Rogell Pete Donohue
Jo-Jo Moore Bill Nicholson Claude Passeau
Hal Trosky Smokey Joe Williams Augie Galan
Spud Chandler Pete Gray Mort Cooper
Frank Crosetti Taylor Douthit Hugh Mulcahy
Johnny Murphy Red Rolfe George Selkirk
Jud Wilson Wally Berger Willie Kamm
Henry Kimbro Johnny Mostil Ken Williams
Zeke Bonura Al Schacht John Stone
Monty Stratton Joe Dugan Pinky Higgins

Johnny Vander Meer

Johnny Burnett Bill Wambsganss
Hack Wilson Earl Webb Ken Ash
Roy Cullenbine Frankie Hayes Johnny Allen
Red Lucas Everett Scott       

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William Jennings Bryan Herman 
        1931 - 1947 (Chicago NL, Brooklyn NL,
        Boston NL, Pittsburgh NL)
        Best fielding NL 2B in the 1930's.
       Lifetime .304 hitter.  30+ doubles in a
       season 11 times.  Good bunter.
        
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Robert Lee Johnson "Indian Bob" 
        1933 - 1945 (Philadelphia AL, Washington AL,
        Boston AL)
        Made the bigs at age 26 & went on to
       hit 288 HRs.  8-time All-Star.   Lifetime
       .393 OBA with 1,200+ R/RBI.

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Stanley Camfield Hack
"Smiling Stan" 

        1932 - 1947 (Chicago NL)
        Good fielding 3B who got on base
       (.394 OBA) & scored (1,239) runs.
       No HR power at all.
        
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Harold Newhouser "Prince Hal" 
        1939 - 1955 (Detroit AL, Cleveland AL)
        LHP who won 2 MVPS ('44 & '45).
       Led league in wins 4 times and CG
       & K's twice.  Hard to hit but wild.

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Earle Bryan Combs
"The Kentucky Colonel" 

        1924 - 1935 (New York AL)
        Far ranging CF & lead-off hitter of the
       great Yankee teams.  Career .325 BA.
       Scored 100+ runs 8 years in a row.
        
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Charles James "Chick" Hafey 
        1924 - 1937 (St. Louis NL, Cincinnati NL)
        Lifetime .372 OBA & .526 slugging
       percentage.  Great run producer whose
       career was cut short by beanings &
       subsequent vision problems.
        
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Fred "Dixie" Walker
"The People's Cherce" 

        1931 - 1949 (New York AL, Chicago AL,
        Detroit AL, Brooklyn NL, Pittsburgh NL)
        Only 2 had more hits, 3 more doubles,
       8 more runs scored, and 7 more RBI
       or a higher BA in the 1940's.
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Rudolph Preston York
"The Big Indian" 

        1934 - 1948 (Detroit AL, Boston AL,
        Chicago AL, Philadelphia AL)
        7-time All-Star.  Durable.   Hit 30+ HRs
       4 times.  Had 100+ RBI 6 times.  Led
        AL in HR, RBI & TB in '43.
        
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John Geoffrey Heath
        1936 - 1949 (Cleveland AL, Washington AL,
        St. Louis AL, Boston NL)
        Productive when playing.  Only 8
       players had a better OBP+Slugging
       during the 1940's.
        
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Frank Andrew McCormick
"Buck"

        1934 - 1948 (Cincinnati NL,
        Philadelphia NL, Boston NL)
        Fine fielding 1B.  9-time NL All-Star. 
       1940 NL MVP.  Led the NL in hits
       '38-'40.  In 5,723 ABs, hit .299
        w/only 189 strikeouts.

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Arthur Neukom Nehf 
        1915 - 1929 (Boston NL, New York Giants NL, 
        Cincinnati NL, Chicago NL)
        From 1917-25, he was among the Top 
       12 pitchers in the NL - and among the 
       Top 5 for LHP.  Great control.

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Joseph Ignatius Judge 
        1915 - 1934 (Washington AL, 
        Brooklyn NL, Boston AL)
        Petite & slick fielding 1B.  Only 12 had 
       a higher batting average during the 1920's.
       2,352 career hits - 663 for extra bases.

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John Kelly "Buddy" Lewis 
        1935 - 1949 (Washington AL)
        One of the better hitting AL 3B from
       1936-41.  Lost 3 seasons to the military.
       Became an OF after returning in 1945.

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Thomas David Henrich 
"Old Reliable"
 

        1937 - 1950 (New York AL)
        5-time AL All-Star OF.  Patient hitter.  
       Lost 3 seasons to the war.  Took advantage
       of short Yankee Stadium RF porch.

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Harlond Benton Clift "Darkie" 
        1934 - 1945 (St. Louis AL, Washington AL)
        First 3B to have a 30 HR season.  Very
       good glove, power & batting eye.  Power
       disappeared in '42 & career soon ended.

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Roger Maxwell "Doc" Cramer 
        1929 - 1948 (Philadelphia AL, Boston AL,
        Washington AL, Detroit AL)
        2,705 career hits.  That's about it - no
       power, speed or ability to draw walks.
        
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Herbert Jeffries Pennock 
        1912 - 1934 (Philadelphia AL, Boston AL,
        New York AL)
        Had a Win % of .600 or better in 13
       seasons - aided mostly by a dominant
       Yankee team.  241 career wins.
        
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Samuel Pond "Sad Sam" Jones
        1914 - 1935 (Cleveland AL, Boston AL,
        New York AL, St. Louis AL,
        Washington AL, Chicago AL)
        Only 3 pitchers had more shutouts in
       the 1920's.  Won 229 games despite
       bad BB/K & H/IP ratios.
        
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William Henry "Bucky" Walters 
        1934 - 1950 (Philadelphia NL, Cincinnati NL,
        Boston NL)
        NL MVP 1939.  Workhorse.   398 GS
       with 242 CG.  Nine years in a row
       of 32+ games started.
        
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Arley Wilbur Cooper 
        1912 - 1926 (Pittsburgh NL, Chicago NL,
        Detroit AL)
        Won 19+ in a season 6 times.   Eight
       years in a row of 23 or more
       complete games.
        
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Jesse Joseph "Pop" Haines 
        1918 - 1937 (Cincinnati NL, St. Louis NL)
        Knuckleballer who broke into the bigs
      at age 26 & pitched till 45.  Had
      seven outstanding campaigns.
        
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David James
"Beauty" Bancroft 

        1915 - 1930 (Philadelphia NL,
        New York Giants NL, Boston NL, Brooklyn NL)
        Excellent defensive SS.  Team captain
       of 4 pennant winners.  OK hitter for
       a middle infielder.
        
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Burleigh Arland Grimes
"Ol' Stubblebeard" 

        1916 - 1934 (Pittsburgh NL, Brooklyn NL,
        New York Giants NL, Boston NL,
        St. Louis NL, Chicago NL, New York AL)
        Last "legal" spitballer.   No one in the
       1920's had more wins or IP & only
       Dazzy Vance had more K's.
        
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John Samuel Vander Meer 
        1937 - 1951 (Cincinnati NL, Chicago NL,
        Cleveland AL)
        Only pitcher to throw back-to-back
       no-hitters (6/11 & 6/15/38).  Someone would
       have to throw 3 in a row to break this record.
        
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John Henderson Burnett 
        1927 - 1935 (Cleveland AL, St. Louis AL)
        Had 9 hits in an 18-inning game (7/10/32).
       Record for most hits in a game.
        
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William Adolph Wambsganss 
        1914 - 1926 (Cleveland AL, Boston AL,
        Philadelphia AL)
        Only player to turn an unassisted triple
       play in the World Series (1920).
        
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Lewis Robert "Hack" Wilson 
        1923 - 1934 (New York Giants NL,
        Chicago NL, Brooklyn NL, Philadelphia NL)
        Most RBI in a season ever (190 in 1930).
      Held NL season HR mark for 68 years.
        
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William Earl Webb 
        1925 - 1933 (New York Giants NL, Chicago NL,
        Boston AL, Detroit AL, Chicago AL)
        Set the record for doubles in a season
       (67 in 1931).  Played for 5 teams in a
       7 year career.
        
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Kenneth Lowther Ash 
        1925 - 1930 (Chicago AL, Cincinnati NL)
        On 7/27/30, entered game in relief, &
       threw one pitch - resulting in a triple
       play.  In the bottom of the inning, he
       was removed for a pinch hitter.  The
       Reds rallied & he got the win.  One
       pitch good for three outs and a win.
        
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Roy Joseph Cullenbine 
        1938 - 1947 (Detroit AL, Brooklyn NL,
        St. Louis AL, Washington AL, New York AL,
        Cleveland AL)
        Holds Major League record for most
       consecutive games with at least one
       BB (22) - 7/2/47 through 7/24/47.
        
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Frank Witman Hayes "Blimp" 
        1933 - 1947 (Philadelphia AL, St. Louis AL,
        Cleveland AL, Chicago AL, Boston AL)
        Holds big league record for most
       consecutive games caught (312) - from
       10/3/43 through 4/21/46.
        
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James Leroy Bottomley
"Sunny Jim" 

        1922 - 1937 (St. Louis NL, 
        Cincinnati NL, St. Louis AL)
        NL MVP '28.  Had 2,313 career hits
       with 1,177 runs & 1,422 RBI.  Six
       straight years of 111+ RBI.  Lifetime
       .369 OBA & .500 SLG %.
        
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Joshua Gibson 
        1930 - 1946 (Homestead Grays,
        Pittsburgh Crawfords - Negro Leagues)
        Called the "Black Babe Ruth." 
       Catcher with tremendous power.  Died
        in '47 (age 36) due to brain hemorrhage.
        
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Walter Fenner "Buck" Leonard 
        1933 - 1950 (Brooklyn Royal Giants,
        Homestead Grays - Negro Leagues)
        Called the "Black Lou Gehrig."  Played
       on the Grays team that won 9 straight
       pennants.  Turned down an offer to play
       with St. Louis Browns at age 45.
        
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Royce Middlebrook
"Ross" Youngs "Pep" 

        1917 - 1926 (New York Giants NL)
        Great hitting OF whose career was cut
       short at age 30 due to Bright's disease
       - a terminal kidney disorder.
        
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George Lange
"High Pockets" Kelly 

        1915 - 1932 (New York Giants NL, Pittsburgh NL,
        Cincinnati NL, Chicago NL, Brooklyn NL)
        From 1921-26, he hit over .300 and
       averaged 108 RBI.  His Giants won
       4 flags in that time.
        
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William Julius "Judy" Johnson 
        1919 - 1936 (Madison Stars, Philadelphia Hilldales,
         Homestead Grays, Pittsburgh Crawfords
        - Negro Leagues)
        Considered as the top 3B in the Negro
       Leagues in his time.  Later a Major
       League scout & coach for Philadelphia.
        
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James Thomas "Cool Papa" Bell
        1922 - 1946 (St. Louis Stars, Detroit Wolves,
        Kansas City Monarchs, Chicago American Giants,
        Washington Homestead Grays - Negro Leagues)
        Switch-hitting CF considered the
       fastest man in the Negro Leagues.  Not
       just a runner - had some pop.
        
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Oscar McKinley Charleston 
        1915 - 1944 (Indianapolis ABCs,
        New York Lincoln Giants, Chicago American Giants,
        Detroit Stars, St. Louis Giants, Harrisburg Giants,
        Philadelphia Hilldales, Homestead Grays,
        Pittsburgh Crawfords, Toledo Crawfords,
        Philadelphia Stars - Negro Leagues)
        Considered by some as the greatest player
       ever in the Negro Leagues.  Hired by
       Branch Rickey to scout the Negro
       Leagues to help integrate baseball.
       Also a Negro League MGR.
        
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Frederick Charles
"Freddy" Lindstrom "Lindy" 

        1924 - 1936 (New York Giants NL,
        Pittsburgh NL, Chicago NL, Brooklyn NL)
        3B with a lifetime .311 BA (5,611 ABs).
       Debuted at age 18 and retired at age
       31.  Batted over .300 seven times.
        
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Martin Dihigo "El Maestro" 
        1923 - 1945 (Homestead Grays,
        Philadelphia Hilldales, New York Cubans,
        Baltimore Black Sox - Negro Leagues)
        Versatile player - pitched, played OF
       and occasionally the INF.  Born in
       Cuba, also played in Latin America.
        
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Charles Herbert Klein 
        1928 - 1944 (Philadelphia NL, Chicago NL,
        Pittsburgh NL)
        Led the league in HRs 4 times.   Aided
       by home park.  Hit 300 HR in career -
       190 coming at home.  1932 NL MVP. 
        
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Richard Benjamin Ferrell 
        1929 - 1947 (St. Louis AL, Boston AL,
        Washington AL)
        Best defensive catcher in the AL during
       the 1930's.  Not a standout offensive
       player - made contact & worked pitcher.
        
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Ernesto Natali Lombardi
"Schnozz" "Bocci" 

        1931 - 1947 (Brooklyn NL, Cincinnati NL,
        Boston NL, New York Giants NL)
        Catcher who twice led the league in
       hitting.  NL MVP '38.  8-time All-Star.
       Very slow runner.
        
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Raymond Emmett Dandridge
"Hooks" "Squatty" 

        1933 - 1945 (Detroit Stars, Nashville Elite Giants,
        Newark Dodgers, Newark Eagles - Negro Leagues)
        Considered by many as the best fielding
       3B never to have played in the Major
       Leagues.  Contact hitter.
        
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Leon Day 
        1934 - 1949 (Baltimore Elite Giants,
        Brooklyn Eagles, Newark Eagles - Negro Leagues)
        One of the best pitchers ever in the
       Negro Leagues.  Curveball/control
       pitcher who rang up K's as well.
        
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Willie James Wells
"El Diablo" "Chico" 

        1924 - 1948 (St. Louis Stars, Kansas City Monarchs,
        Detroit Wolves, Homestead Grays,
        Chicago American Giants, Newark Eagles,
        New York Black Yankees, Baltimore Elite Giants,
        Memphis Red Sox - Negro Leagues)
        SS/2B who hit for average & power.
       Great bunter/hit & run man.  Part of
       the Newark Eagles' "million-dollar
       infield."
        
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Joseph Lowell Gordon "Flash" 
        1938 - 1950 (New York AL, Cleveland AL)
        2B with power.  253 HRs in 11 years.
       9-time All-Star.  AL MVP '42.  Lost 2
       years in prime to war.
        
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Lawrence Herbert French 
        1929 - 1942 (Pittsburgh NL, Chicago NL,
        Brooklyn NL)
        No one made more starts or had more
       shutouts in the 1930's.  Only 6 won
       more in the '30's.  12 years of
       double-digit wins.
        
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Samuel Paul Derringer
"Duke" " 'Oom Paul" 

        1931 - 1945 (St. Louis NL, Cincinnati NL,
        Chicago NL)
        6-time All-Star.  Won 223.   Led league
       in GS 3 times.  One of the better
       pitchers of the 1930's.
        
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Charles John Grimm
"Jolly Cholly" 

        1916 - 1936 (Philadelphia AL, St. Louis NL,
        Pittsburgh NL, Chicago NL)
        Only Sam Rice played more games in
       the 1920's.  Only 9 had more hits in the
        '20's. Led NL in fielding at 1B 7 times.
        
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Travis Calvin
"Stonewall" Jackson 

        1922 - 1936 (New York Giants NL)
        Solid defensive SS who batted over
       .300 6 times.  Had 76+ RBI/season
       seven times - 90+ RBI 3 times.
        
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Raleigh "Biz" Mackey 
        1920 - 1947 (Indianapolis ABC's,
        Philadelphia Hilldales, Philadelphia Stars,
        Baltimore Elite Giants, Newark Eagles
        - Negro Leagues)
        Switch-hitting catcher who toiled in
       the Negro Leagues for 27 years.
       Credited with teaching Roy
       Campanella how to catch.
        
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Cecil Howell Travis 
        1933 - 1947 (Washington AL)
        Very good hitting SS who went into
        service (WWII) at age 28.  Came
        back at age 33 & was never the same
        due to war related injury (frostbite/feet).
        
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Frederick "Firpo" Marberry 
        1923 - 1936 (Washington AL, Detroit AL,
        New York Giants NL)
        First reliever to collect 100 career
       saves.  Also won 94 games as a
       starting pitcher.  Led the league in
       appearances 6 times.
        
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Martin Whiteford Marion
"Slats" "The Octopus" 

        1940 - 1953 (St. Louis NL)
        Best fielding SS in the NL during the
       '40's.  8-time All-Star.  NL MVP in
       1944 - mostly for his glove.
        
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Richard William Bartell
"Rowdy Richard"
"Shortwave" "Pepper Pot" 

        1927 - 1946 (Pittsburgh NL, Philadelphia NL,
        New York Giants NL, Chicago NL, Detroit AL)
        Best fielding NL SS in the 1930's.
       Good bunter.  Had 2,165 hits - 442 2Bs,
       71 3Bs, & 79 HRs.  Lifetime .284 BA.

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William Benjamin Chapman 
        1930 - 1946 (New York AL, Washington AL,
        Boston AL, Cleveland AL, Chicago AL,
        Brooklyn NL, Philadelphia NL)
        No one had more SBs in the 1930's.  
       Only 5 scored more runs in the '30's.
       Good OF with a strong arm. 

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John Frank "Jack" Fournier 
        1912 - 1927 (Chicago AL, New York AL,
        St. Louis NL, Brooklyn NL, Boston NL)
        Lost playing time his first 7 years
       because his glove was so bad.  When he
       did play, he was a dangerous hitter.  He
       ironically died the year the DH debuted.
        
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Floyd Caves "Babe" Herman 
        1926 - 1945 (Brooklyn NL, Cincinnati NL,
        Chicago NL, Pittsburgh NL, Detroit AL)
        Good hitter - terrible outfielder.   Played
       1,552 games and had 1,818 hits - incl.
       399 2Bs, 110 3Bs & 181 HRs.
        
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Charles Solomon "Buddy" Myer 
        1925 - 1941 (Washington AL, Boston AL)
        Fine fielding 2B.  Good hitter with an
       eye for the strike zone.  Scored 90+
       runs a year for 6 straight seasons.
        
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Francis Joseph "Lefty" O'Doul 
        1919 - 1934 (New York AL, Boston AL,
        New York Giants NL, Philadelphia NL,
        Brooklyn NL)
        Pitcher who turned to hitting due to a
       dead arm.  Won NL Batting Title in
       1929 (.396) and 1932 (.368).
       
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Luzerne Atwell Blue 
        1921 - 1933 (Detroit AL, St. Louis AL,
        Chicago AL, Brooklyn NL)
        Switch hitting 1B with a great batting eye.
       Only Ruth had more BB in the '20's &
       only 5 scored more from '20-'29.
        
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Van Lingle Mungo 
        1931 - 1945 (Brooklyn NL, New York Giants NL)
        Wild, colorful, hard thrower.   Only 6
       had more K's & only 8 had a better
       ERA in the 1930's.
        
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John Landis Bassler 
        1913 - 1927 (Cleveland AL, Detroit AL)
        LH hitting catcher who played mostly
       in Pacific Coast League.  Finished in
       the top 10 of AL MVP voting 3 times.
        
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David Dale Alexander "Moose" 
        1929 - 1933 (Detroit AL, Boston AL)
        Only played 4 full seasons.   As rookie,
        hit .343 w/215 hits, 25 HRs, & 137
        RBI.  Won '32 AL Batting Title.
       
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William George Rogell 
        1925 - 1940 (Boston AL, Detroit AL, Chicago NL)
        Best fielding SS in the AL during the
       1930's.  Decent stick for a middle
       infielder.  Best year in 1934.
        
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Peter Joseph Donohue 
        1921 - 1932 (Cincinnati NL,
        New York Giants NL, Cleveland AL, Boston AL)
        Considered by some to be the father of
       the "changeup."  Won 16+/year for 5
       straight seasons - incl. 20+ wins 3 times.
        
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Joseph Gregg Moore
"The Gause Ghost" 

        1930 - 1941 (New York Giants NL)
        6-time NL All-Star OF.   Lead-off hitter
       famous for swinging at the first pitch. 
        
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William Beck Nicholson "Swish" 
        1936 - 1953 (Philadelphia AL,
        Chicago NL, Philadelphia NL)
        5-time NL All-Star OF.  Only Ted
       Williams & Johnny Mize hit more
        HRs in the 1940's.
        
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Claude William Passeau
"Deacon" 

        1935 - 1947 (Pittsburgh NL,
        Philadelphia NL, Chicago NL)
        Loved the #13.  For 10 straight years,
       had at least 217 IP & averaged 15
        wins/season.  5-time All-Star.
        
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Harold Arthur Trosky Sr. 
        1933 - 1946 (Cleveland AL, Chicago AL)
        From 1934 to 1940, hit 25+ HRs a
       year 6 times & had 110+ RBI five
       times.  Lifetime .371 OBA.
        
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Joseph Williams "Smokey Joe"
"Cyclone" 

        1910 - 1932 (Chicago Leland Giants,
        New York Lincoln Giants, Chicago American Giants,
        Brooklyn Royal Giants, Atlantic City Bacharach Giants,
        Homestead Grays, Detroit Wolves - Negro Leagues)
        Strikeout & control artist.   In 1952,
       voted "greatest black pitcher of 20th
        century" by Pittsburgh Courier.

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August John Galan "Goo Goo" 
        1934 - 1949 (Chicago NL, Brooklyn NL,
        Cincinnati NL, New York Giants NL,
        Philadelphia AL)
        Switch-hitting, good fielding CF with
       an excellent batting eye.  Fast runner
       who scored often.  Injury-prone.
        
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Spurgeon Ferdinand Chandler 
        1937 - 1947 (New York AL)
        Oldest player to win AL MVP.   4-time
       All-Star.  Lifetime 109-43 record in
       211 games pitched (.717 Win %).
        
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Peter J. Gray 
        1945 (St. Louis AL)
        One-armed outfielder.  Made the big
       leagues when there was a shortage
       of players due to the war.
        
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Frank Peter
Joseph Crosetti "Crow" 

        1932 - 1948 (New York AL)
        Mr. World Series.  Played in 7 and
       coached in another 15 ('47-'64) - all
       with the Yankees.  Good SS - little pop.
        
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Taylor Lee Douthit "Ball Hawk" 
        1923 - 1933 (St. Louis NL, Cincinnati NL,
        Chicago NL)
        One of the best fielding CF in the
        history of baseball.  Above average
        stick.  Only played 6 full seasons.
        
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Hugh Noyes
"Losing Pitcher" Mulcahy 

        1935 - 1947 (Philadelphia NL, Pittsburgh NL)
        Anchor of pitching staff for some bad
       Phillie teams.  Pitched in 220 games
       and lost 89 - hence his nickname.
        
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John Joseph Murphy
"Grandma" "Fireman"
"Fordham Johnny" 

        1932 - 1947 (New York AL, Boston AL)
        Won 93 and saved 104 for the great
       Yankee teams from '34-'46.  Lifetime
       .637 Winning Percentage.
       
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Robert Abial "Red" Rolfe 
        1931 - 1942 (New York AL)
        Sure handed 3B & lead-off hitter for
       6 pennants winners.  Scored 100+
       runs/year 7 straight seasons.
        
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George Alexander Selkirk
"Twinkletoes"
   

        1934 - 1942 (New York AL)
        Babe Ruth's RF successor.   2-time
      All-Star.  Batted .300+ 5 times. 
      Member of 5 Championship teams.

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Judson Ernest Wilson "Boojum" 
        1922 - 1945 (Baltimore Black Sox,
        Homestead Grays, Pittsburgh Crawfords,
        Philadelphia Stars - Negro Leagues)
        Strong hitter.  Very competitive - fought
       w/players & umpires.  Nickname from
       sound of his batted balls hitting OF walls.
       
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Walter Antone Berger 
        1930 - 1940 (Boston NL, New York Giants NL,
        Cincinnati NL, Philadelphia NL)
        4-time NL All-Star OF.  NL leader in
       HRs & RBI in '35.  Lifetime .300 BA.
       Shoulder injury shortened career.

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William Edward Kamm 
        1923 - 1935 (Chicago AL, Cleveland AL)
        Best fielding 3B in the AL during his
       time.  Excellent batting eye.  Famous
       for using Hidden Ball Trick.
       
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Henry Kimbro 
        1934 - 1951 (Nashville Elite Giants, Washington
        Elite Giants, New York Black Yankees,
        Baltimore Elite Giants, Birmingham
        Black Barons - Negro Leagues)
        Called the "Black Ty Cobb." 
      Reportedly never swung at the first pitch. 
        
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John Anthony Mostil "Bananas" 
        1918 - 1929 (Chicago AL)
        Fast.  Caught a foul ball off the LF line
       - while playing in CF - during a Spring
       Training game in '25.
        
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Kenneth Roy Williams 
        1915 - 1929 (Cincinnati NL,
        St. Louis AL, Boston AL)
        First player to hit .300 with 30 HRs
       & 30 SBs in a season.  Good hitter
       aided by home park.
        
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Henry John "Zeke" Bonura 
        1934 - 1940 (Chicago AL, Washington AL,
        New York Giants NL, Chicago NL)
        Hit for power and average in 1st six
       seasons.  Career only lasted seven. 
        No range at 1B, but decent hands.
        
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Alexander Schacht 
"Clown Prince of Baseball"
 

        1919 - 1921 (Washington AL)
        Pitcher turned team mascot/field 
        performer due to a shoulder injury. 
        Famous for trademark top hat & tails.

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John Thomas Stone "Rocky" 
        1928 - 1938 (Detroit AL, Washington AL)
        Only 6 players had a better batting
       average (min. 5000 PA) in the AL
        during the time he played (1928-38).

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Monty Franklin Pierce Stratton
"Gander"
 

        1934 - 1938 (Chicago AL)
        Lost right leg in hunting accident.  Brief
       comeback in minors 8 years later. 
       Subject of an Oscar winning film in 1949.

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Joseph Anthony Dugan
"Jumping Joe"
 

        1917 - 1931 (Philadelphia AL, Boston AL, 
        New York AL, Boston NL, Detroit AL)
        3B famous for going on "leave" without 
       permission.  His contested trade to NY 
       led to the "June 15th" rule on trades.

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Michael Franklin "Pinky" Higgins 
        1930 - 1946 (Philadelphia AL, Boston AL, Detroit AL)
        3B who was an above average run 
       producer.  Once had 12 straight hits.  
       Later a manager & then G.M. with Boston.

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Elden LeRoy Auker 
"Submarine" "Big Six"

        1933 - 1942 (Detroit AL, 
        Boston AL, St. Louis AL)
        Nasty delivery - underhanded 
       submariner style.  Only 4 AL pitchers 
       won more games from 1934 through 1942.   

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Richard Lundy "Kind Richard" 
        1918 - 1937 (Atlantic City Bacharach Giants, 
        Philadelphia Hilldales, Baltimore Black Sox, 
        Philadelphia Stars, Brooklyn Eagles, New York Cubans,
        Newark Dodgers, Newark Eagles - Negro Leagues)
        Switch hitting, slick fielding, SS & manager
       in the Negro Leagues.  Considered one of 
       the best SS in the Negro Leagues ever.

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Charles Ernest 
"King Kong"
Keller 

        1939 - 1952 (New York AL, Detroit AL)
        5-time All-Star.  Slugger with keen 
       batting eye.  Lost time to WWII & a back
        injury.  Had many big World Series moments.

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Ted "Double Duty" Radcliffe 
        1928 - 1945 (Detroit Stars, St. Louis Stars, 
        Detroit Wolves, Homestead Grays, Pittsburgh Crawfords,
        Cleveland Giants, Columbus Blue Birds, Chicago American Giants,
        Brooklyn Eagles, Claybrook Tigers, Memphis Red Sox, 
        Cleveland Red Sox, Birmingham Black Barons - Negro Leagues)
        Pitched and caught in the Negro Leagues
       at an All-Star level.  Also managed in the
       Negro leagues.

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Oliver "The Ghost" Marcelle 
        1918 - 1930 (Brooklyn Royal Giants, 
        Atlantic City Bacharach Giants, New York Lincoln Giants,
        Baltimore Black Sox - Negro Leagues)
        Considered to be one of the top 3B in 
       Negro League history.  Fielded well 
       and ran bases aggressively.

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Philip Joseph Cavarretta 
"Philabuck"

        1934 - 1955 (Chicago NL, Chicago AL)
        1945 NL MVP.  Contact hitter with a 
        good eye and little power.  Only 6 had 
        more NL hits in the 1940's.

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Morton Cecil Cooper 
        1938 - 1949 (St. Louis NL, Boston NL, 
        New York Giants NL, Chicago NL)
        1942 NL MVP.  Won 20+ games three 
       years in a row.  Career shortened due 
       to bone chips in elbow.

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John Thomas Allen 
        1932 - 1944 (New York AL, Cleveland AL, St. Louis AL,
        Brooklyn NL,  New York Giants NL)
        Lifetime Winning % .654.  Held single season
      Winning % record for 22 years.  Hurt during 1937 
      All-Star break and was never the same.

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Charles Frederick Lucas 
"The Nashville
Narcissus" 

        1923 - 1938 (New York Giants NL, Boston NL,
        Cincinnati NL, Pittsburgh NL)
        From 1926-33, only 4 won more in the NL. 
      Very good hitting pitcher - held the career
      record for pinch hits for a quarter century.

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Lewis Everett Scott "Deacon" 
        1914 - 1926 (Boston AL, New York AL, 
        Washington AL, Chicago AL, Cincinnati NL)
        Slick fielding SS.  Played in 1,307 straight 
       games - a record until it was broken by 
       Lou Gehrig.  Poor hitter but a team leader.

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