Bill Harrington

One of the 100-oldest-living players, Harrington pitched in 58 games for the Philadelphia and Kansas City A’s between 1953-1956. He went 5-5 with three saves and a 5.03 ERA. His best year came for Kansas City in 1955 when he appeared in 34 games and had a 4.11 ERA. Harrington’s professional career started in 1949Continue reading “Bill Harrington”

Billy DeMars

DeMars played in 80 big-league games, hitting .237 with 29 runs scored and 14 RBIs. He came up with the Philadelphia A’s in 1948 and played in 18 games while hitting .172. He returned to the minors in 1949 but came back to the majors in 1950 when he got into 61 games for theContinue reading “Billy DeMars”

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 runsContinue reading “Gus Zernial”