1960s Baseball

The Hall of Fame Case for Roger Maris

It’s a blessing and a curse to have a signature accomplishment as an athlete or an artist. On the one hand, you’ll be remembered. On the other,

The Hall of Fame Case for Tony Oliva

In the history of baseball, since they began tossing a ball to a plate and someone with a stick was swinging at it, maybe no more than

The Hall of Fame Case for Dick Allen

Allen was a tremendous baseball player who had the misfortune of coming up through an organization that was indelicate about the issue of race.

Remembering Bill Freehan

The Detroit Tigers gave Bill Freehan a $100,000 bonus off the campus of the University of Michigan. That was probably the best money the team ever spent.

The Ultimate Brave: Eddie Mathews

This is part of our series on the “Ultimate Franchise Players” in baseball history. These players are not necessarily the greatest players in franchise history. They are