Hal R. Smith

A two-time All Star, Smith played for seven years in the majors, spending six of those years with the St. Louis Cardinals. Smith caught 75 games for the Cardinals in his rookie year of 1956 and 100 in 1957. A fine defensive catcher, Smith hit .279 in 1957 and played in his first All-Star Game. […]

Bobby Smith

A reserve outfielder, Smith played for seven seasons for five different teams in the major leagues. He came up with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1957, playing in 93 games and hitting .211. He appeared in 98 games for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1960 and had the best offensive year of his career. He hit […]

Lou Sleater

Sleater pitched for six teams during parts of seven seasons in the major leagues. Pitching primarily in relief, he won 12 big league games and recorded four saves during his career. He pitched in 41 games for the Detroit Tigers in 1957, going 3-3 with a 3.76 ERA and two saves. He also hit a […]

Ken Singleton

One of the better hitters of his era, Singleton hit .282 and bashed 246 home runs during his 15-year major league career. He came up with the Montreal Expos in 1970, but really started to find his groove when he joined the Baltimore Orioles in 1975. Singleton hit .328 with 24 home runs and 99 […]

Charlie Silvera

Serving primarily as Yogi Berra’s backup, Silvera was part of six World Series winning teams during his decade in the major leagues. He came up with the New York Yankees in 1948, appearing in four games. He was up for good in 1949, a year that saw him play in the most games in a […]

Roy Sievers

Sievers slugged 318 home runs in his 17-year big league career, leading the league in two of the three triple crown categories in 1957. One of the great sluggers of the 1950’s, Sievers came up with the St. Louis Browns in 1949 and hit .306 with 16 home runs. His performance was good enough to […]

Bobby Shantz

The 1952 American League MVP, Shantz pitched for 16 years in the major leagues, compiling a record of 119-99 with 48 saves and a 3.38 ERA. He came up in 1949 with the Philadelphia A’s and made his first All-Star Game in 1951 when he won 18 games for Philadelphia. He went 24-7 in 1952 […]