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 […]

Wes Stock

Stock won 27 games over parts of nine big-league seasons, pitching for the Baltimore Orioles and the Kansas City A’s. Stock came up with Baltimore in 1959 and appeared in seven games. His best season came in 1964 when he pitched in 64 games for the Orioles and A’s. He went 8-3 that season with […]

George Spencer

Spencer pitched for eight seasons in the majors, mostly for the New York Giants. Pitching primarily in relief, he had a career mark of 16-10 with a 4.05 ERA. His best season came in 1951 when he went 10-4 for the Giants with a 3.75 ERA and six saves. His ERA ballooned over the next […]

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. […]