Tim Thompson

One of the 100-oldest living baseball players, Thompson caught for four seasons in the big leagues. He came up with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1954 and played in 10 games. After spending 1955 in the minors, Thompson returned in 1956, playing a more regular role for the Kansas City A’s. He appeared in 92 games […]

George Zuverink

Zuverink pitched for eight seasons in the big leagues, compiling a 32-36 career record with 40 saves. He came up with the Cleveland Indians in 1951 and pitched in 16 games over the next two seasons. Primarily a reliever, Zuverink made 25 of his 31 career starts for the Detroit Tigers in 1954. He was […]

Eddie Yost

An all star in 1952, Yost spent 18 years playing third base in the major leagues, mostly for the Washington Senators. Yost’s first appearance in the big leagues came in 1944 when he played in seven games for Washington at the age of 17. He spent 1945 in the navy but returned to the Senators […]

Gus Zernial

The American League’s home run king in 1951, Zernial’s career spanned from 1949-1959. He played for three teams and hit 237 home runs during that time, playing in the All-Star Game in 1953 and twice finishing in the MVP vote. Zernial came up with the Chicago White Sox in 1949. He hit 29 home runs […]

Swings and misses

These four cards came back signed, but without letters. I also received a couple letters without cards, which makes it pretty hard to identify just who sent them. But we will deal with those later. For now let’s look at this week’s swings and misses. Mickey Stanley won the Gold Glove four times and finished […]