Bert Thiel

One of the 100-oldest-living baseball players, Thiel appeared in four games for the Boston Braves in 1952. A pitcher, Thiel threw seven innings, compiling a 1-1 mark with a 7.71 ERA. He struck out six and finished one game. His minor-league career stretched from 1947-1961. He posted double-digit wins seven times while pitching in the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Wayne Terwilliger

Nicknamed “Twig,” Terwilliger played for nine years in the major leagues, compiling a .240 career batting average along the way. Terwilliger broke in with the Chicago Cubs in 1949 and was the team’s starting second baseman the following year. He enjoyed arguably his finest season at the plate that year, hitting .242 while setting career […]