Taylor Phillips

Phillips pitched for six seasons in the major leagues, going 16-22 with a 4.82 ERA and six saves. He came up with the Milwaukee Braves in 1956 and pitched mainly in relief during his first two seasons. He joined the Chicago Cubs in 1958 and started 27 games. This led him to post his career […]

Gary Peters

The 1963 American League Rookie of the Year, Peters won 124 games in a 14-year big league career. Peters had a taste of major league action from 1959-1962 when he made occasional appearances for the Chicago White Sox. He came up for good in 1963 and made his presence felt, going 19-8 and posting a […]

Johnny Pesky

The namesake of Fenway Park’s Pesky Pole, Johnny Pesky was an all-star shortstop for the Boston Red Sox for eight seasons and a fixture at Fenway Park for almost 40 years after his playing career ended. Pesky came up with the Red Sox in 1942 and immediately made his mark, hitting .331 as a rookie […]

Laurin Pepper

Pepper pitched in 44 games over parts of three seasons in the major leagues. A bonus-baby in 1954, Pepper had to stay with the major league team per MLB rules, thus he got no seasoning in the minor leagues prior to making his big league debut. The lack of experience showed, as Pepper went 1-5 […]

Claude Osteen

Osteen won 196 games in an impressive career that stretched from 1957-1975. He came up with the Cincinnati Reds in 1957 at the age of 17 and pitched in three games. He spent 1958 in the minors before getting into another couple games in 1959. This pattern continued to repeat itself for Osteen until 1962 […]

Irv Noren

Noren spent 11 years in the majors, playing for two World Series champions, in a career that spanned from 1950-1960. He came up with the Washington Senators in 1950 and played in the most games he would ever appear in during his rookie season. He saw action in 138 games that year for Washington, hitting .295 […]

Rocky Nelson

Nelson spent parts of nine seasons in the major leagues, playing for six different teams. One of the best hitters in the International League, Nelson never could put it all together in the majors. He compiled a .249 career average with 31 home runs while playing in 620 games. The numbers were pedestrian compared to […]