Ed Bressoud

An all-star in 1964, Bressoud enjoyed 12 years in the major leagues, playing shortstop for the Giants (in New York and San Francisco), the Boston Red Sox, New York Mets and St. Louis Cardinals. Bressoud came up with the Giants in 1956 and stayed with the team through its move to San Francisco. In 1962 he […]

Owen Friend

Usually a back-up infielder, Friend enjoyed a carer season for the 1950 St. Louis Browns. He played a career-high 119 games that season for St. Louis, hitting .237 with eight home runs, 50 RBI and 48 runs scored. All of those were career highs. In fact, Friend played in only 89 games during the other […]

Bob Friend

A World Series champion and four-time all star, Friend was one of the best pitchers in the National League during his 16-year big league career. Friend came up as a 20-year old with the Pirates in 1951 but did not find real success until 1955 when he went 14-9 for Pittsburgh. His 2.83 ERA that […]

Herman Franks

Franks spent the majority of his life in baseball, as a player, coach, manager and briefly as a general manager. His playing career began with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1939. He got into 17 games that year for St. Louis, but stuck around the big leagues for the next two seasons, serving as the […]

Tito Francona

Francona enjoyed 15 seasons in the major leagues, playing for nine different teams from 1956-1970. He had a solid rookie campaign for Baltimore in 1956 and finished second in Rookie of the Year voting that year. Francona’s best run in the big leagues came from 1959-1962 when he was playing for the Cleveland Indians. He hit […]

Paul Foytack

Foytack won 86 games in an 11-year major league career. He came up with the Tigers in 1953 and stayed with Detroit for the next 10 years. In 1963, he was traded to the Los Angeles Angels where he pitched his final two seasons. Foytack enjoyed a four-year run as one of the top pitchers […]

Ed Fitz Gerald

A catcher by trade, Fitz Gerald stuck around the big leagues for 12 seasons. After serving in the Army during World War II, Fitz Gerald came up with the Pirates in 1948. He saw action in 102 games for Pittsburgh that season and hit a respectable .267. However, he was relegated to backup duty for […]