Bill Virdon

The 1955 Rookie of the Year, Virdon spent 11 years in the major leagues, playing for the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates through the 1965 season. He also appeared in six games for the 1968 Pirates, three years after his last major league appearance. Virdon’s first season was his best. In his only fullContinue reading “Bill Virdon”

Frank Thomas (The Original One)

A three-time all star, Thomas blasted 286 home runs during 16 years in the majors. He arrived in the big leagues with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1951 but saw action in just 45 games over the next two seasons. He was a starter for the Pirates in 1953 and he responded by hitting 30 homeContinue reading “Frank Thomas (The Original One)”

Willie Tasby

Tasby played for six years in the major leagues, coming up with the Baltimore Orioles in 1958 and finishing with the Cleveland Indians in 1963. After appearing in 18 games in 1958, Tasby enjoyed a solid rookie season for the Orioles in 1959. He hit .250 that year with 13 home runs, 48 RBI andContinue reading “Willie Tasby”