Player Features

A look back at Al “Fuzzy” Smith

One of the most versatile and athletic ballplayers of the 1950s, Al Smith was a professional at the age of 17 in the Negro American League for

The Hall of Fame case for Cecil Travis

Cecil Travis spent nearly four years serving in World War II and came back with injured feet after they had froze in the Battle of the Bulge.

The Hall of Fame case for Deacon White

In a playing career spanning two decades in the 19th century, Deacon White was a fine hitter and defensive player at both catcher and third base. He

The Hall of Fame case for Tony Mullane

If nickname quality was the most important criteria for election to the Baseball Hall of Fame, Tony Mullane would have been inducted decades ago. He was tabbed

The Hall of Fame case for Wes Ferrell

This is the first in a ten-part series looking at the Baseball Hall of Fame’s Pre-Integration Era Ballot. When he was at his peak, Wes Ferrell was