Billy Pierce

One of the best pitchers in baseball from the early 1950’s well into the 1960’s, Pierce won 211 games in a big league career that spanned from 1945-1964. He came up in 1945 as an 18-year old, but pitched in just five games before spending the next two seasons back in the minor leagues. Pierce […]

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 […]

J.W. Porter

  A career backup, Porter played for five different teams over the span of six seasons. He came up with the St. Louis Browns in 1952, playing in 33 games, but spent the next two seasons out of baseball and in the military. He returned in 1955 and played the next three seasons in Detroit. It was […]

Albie Pearson

The 1958 American League Rookie of the Year, Pearson spent nine years in the majors, playing for three teams in the process. A career .270 hitter, Pearson hit .275 for the Senators in 1958, scoring 63 runs and driving in 33. Those numbers were good enough for Rookie of the Year honors that season. His […]