Swings and misses

One of the 100-oldest-living players, Tommy Brown spent nine seasons playing in the majors. He came up as a 16-year old with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1944 and stuck around for 1945 as well. With World War II over, Brown was out of pro ball in 1946 but came back to the Dodgers the following […]

Del Unser

Unser played for 15 years in the big leagues, breaking in with the Washington Senators in 1968 and finishing with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1982. He finished second in the Rookie of the Year vote in his first year with Washington. In 1969 he hit .286 and led the league with eight triples. He finished […]

Doug Rader

A five-time Gold Glove winner, Rader played 11 years in the major leagues, posting a .251 batting average and hitting 155 home runs along the way. He arrived with the Houston Astros in 1967 and stayed with the team until he was dealt to San Diego in 1975. Nicknamed the Red Rooster because of his […]