Over the course of more than ten years of posts, I have written little blurbs about any number of players and the statistics, injuries, or trivial items that involved them.  Lately, I have had more fun trying to assemble biographies of the ballplayers who have wandered through more than 150 years of professional baseball.  The posts listed below tend to be biographical in nature – some are full length essays, while others might be short blurbs about an event (Johnny Vander Meer’s other no-hitter, for example).  Major League Baseball has seen more than 20,000 major leaguers – I have written fair sketches of about 205 of them.  So – there is plenty of work to be done!!!

John Abadie
Ody Abbott
Wyman (Wiman) Andrus

Les Backman
Frank Bahret
Abraham Lincoln “Link” Bailey
Charlie Baker
Dan Bankhead
George Bausewine
Belve Bean
Bananas Benes
Tom Berry
Henry (Harry) Berthrong
Hugo Bezdek
Elliot Bigelow
Rivington Bisland
Howard (Dick) Blaisdell
Frank Bliss
Joe Boehling
Joseph Brown
Henry Buker
Walker Buehler
Mack Burk
Frank “Buster” Burrell
Henry Burroughs
Jim Busby
Ed Butka
Ike Butler

Rip Cannell
Bart Cantz
Johnny Carr
Red Causey
Bill (Christian) Chambers
Oscar Charleston
Alta Cohen
Tom Colcolough
Orlin Collier
Will Collver
Snipe Conley
Clarence Cross
“Pop” Corkhill (More complete than the original, but sourced with fun quotes)
Morris Critchley
Ed Cushman

Daisy Davis
Snake Deal
Mike Degerick
Eugene Derby
Stephen Dignan
Bill Doran (the 1920s Cleveland rookie)
Martin Duke
Bill Duzen

Frederick Ehlen
Jim Essian
George Ewell

James Lamar “Rags” Faircloth
Bob Feller (First Opening Day No-Hitter)
Frank Fennelly
Chauncey Fisher
George “Showboat” Fisher
Ed Ford
John Frill
Ike Futch

Alfred (Count) Gedney
Lefty George
Claral Gillenwater 
Grover Gilmore
Ed Glenn
Walt Goldsby
Herb Gorman
Louis Graff
Mase Graffen
Rick Grapenthin
Steve Gromek (Like Corkhill, above, it’s not very full but it’s got pictures and good quotes)
Howdy Groskloss
Whitey Guese

George Halas
Scott Hardesty
Washington Ritter (Rit) Harrison
Bruce Hartford
Charlie Hautz
Thorny Hawkes
Crese Heismann
Ducky Hemp
George Hesselbacher
Alonzo Hicks
Vedie Himsl
Eddie Hogan
Holly Hollingshead
Leonard Hollywood
Roscoe “Watty” Holm (Incomplete, but includes the horrific tale of his death – a murder suicide)
James Horsford
William “Dummy” Hoy

Sam Jackson
Larry Jansen
Nat Jewett

Charlie Kalbfus
Hot Rod Kanehl
George Keerl (incomplete – needs some sourcing, too)
Sherman “Katsy” Keifer
Bill Kellogg
Henry Kessler
Henry Keupper
Billy Klusman
Rudy Kneisch (A few quotes and pictures – but they are sourced)
Hub Knolls
Alex Kvasnak

Frank (Terry) Larkin
Leonidas (Funkhouser) Lee
Emil “Dutch” Levsen
Milo Lockwood
Dario Lodigiani
Memo Luna

Stubby Magner
Jim Mallory
Gordon Maltzberger
Charlie Manlove
Walter Marbet
Adair (Paddy) Mayes
Henry (or Harry) McCormick
Frank McIntyre
John McMullen (incomplete, not formally sourced)
George Meister (Brief and not sourced, but pretty complete.)
Alfred Metcalfe
Allen Montreuil
Maurice (Mollie) Moore
Bob Moose
Walt (Moose) Moryn
Don Mueller

Al Nevin
Frank Norton

Ollie O’Mara
Fritz Ostermueller (reprinting article in Boston Globe after he died – not a full bio)
Roy Oyler – (How Little Can a Good Glove, No-Hit Guy Hit and Keep a Job?)

Louis Pelouze
Joe Peploski
Poll Perritt
Horace Phillips
Ollie Pickering
Al Piechota
Elmo Plaskett
Walter Plock
Tom Pratt
Oscar Purner
Harry “Shadow” Pyle

Wimpy Quinn

Goldy Rapp
Bobby Reis
Dusty Rhodes
Art Rico
Dorsey Riddlemoser
Robin Roberts
Charley Robertson
Paco Rodriguez
James (Chief) Roseman
John Rudderham

Slim Sallee
Ben Sanders
Fred Schemanske
Dutch Schirick
Curtis Schmidt
Charlie Schmutz
Kal Segrist
Sonny Senerchia
Count Sensenderfer
Ralph Sharman
Sam Shaw (sourced, not really written as an article, but has all the details…)
Lev Shreve
Frank Sigafoos
David Skeels
Lou Skizas
Andy Spognardi
Carl Spongberg
Karl Spooner
Reuben Stephenson
Seymour Studley
Chub Sullivan
Champ Summers
Howard (Dizzy) Sutherland

Arlie Tarbert
George “Live Oak” Taylor
Zachary Taylor
Nello “Fungo” Tedeschi
Arnold “Jug” Thesenga
Ben Tincup
Bill Traffley
Jim Tray
Ken Trinkle
Twink Twining

Johnny Vander Meer
Jim Viox
Jake Virtue
Jake Volz

Favel Wordsworth (or Wadsworth)
Lincoln “Link” Wasem
Fred Waterman
Wilbur “Biggs” Wehde
Jack Wentz
Buzz Wetzel
Ed Winceniak
George Winkelman
Chris Withrow
Abraham Lincoln Wolstenholme
Dooley Womack
Al Wright (somewhat incomplete)

Jack Zalusky

Random Essays:

Playoff Starts by Pitchers With More Walks Than Strikeouts (2006)
After Randy Johnson, Who is Next to 300 Wins? (2009)
Sammy Sosa and Steroids (2009)
Is Todd Helton a Hall of Famer? (2009)
Should Joba Chamberlain Start?  (2009)
An Open Letter to Topps (2009)
Looking Backwards at Relief Pitching (2009)
Marlins Admit Low Salaries Helped Pay For Stadium (2010)
Minnie Minoso – My Pick for the Hall of Fame (2011)
A Recipe for Insulin Shock Brownies (I know – not baseball) (2011)
Top Rotations by Birthday (2012)
Chasing Pete Rose (2013)
How Little Can a Good-Glove, No-Hit Guy Hit? (2013)

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