George Strickland

Strickland spent 10 seasons in the major leagues, playing in the infield for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Cleveland Indians. He broke in with Pittsburgh in 1950, appearing in 23 games that year. He saw action in 138 games the following year which would serve as his career high. Never a great hitter, Strickland hit .216 […]

Chuck Stobbs

Stobbs spent 15 years pitching in the big leagues, going 107-130 for five different teams. He came up with the Boston Red Sox as a 17-year old in 1947 but pitched in only 10 games over the next two years. By 1949 he was an 11-game winner for Boston, beginning a string of three-straight years […]

Gerry Staley

Staley won 134 games while pitching for 15 years in the big leagues. He broke in with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1947 and by 1950 was a key part of their rotation. Staley enjoyed his best years from 1949-1953. During that span he won at least 10 games every season and made two all-star […]

Outgoing …

The mailbox has been kind of quiet of late. Don’t think I’ve gotten a survey back in at least a week, thus another big mail day! Here’s who we sent letters to: Hank Fischer, Terry Pendleton, Jeff Parrett, Jim Gentile, Jack Hamilton, Frank Howard, John Morris, Juan Nieves, Jim Rooker, George Culver, Lowell Palmer, Frank […]

Bob Johnson

A veteran of 11 big-league seasons, Johnson broke into the majors in 1960 with the Kansas City A’s and finished his career in 1970 with the same team, which was now located in Oakland. In between, he played for the Washington Senators, Baltimore Orioles, New York Mets, Cincinnati Reds, Atlanta Braves and St. Louis Cardinals. […]