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Baseball card of my one of my childhood baseball heroes, Hall of Fame knuckleballer Phil Niekro.  I don't know how I managed not to injure my brother, who played catcher on those occasions I thought I could throw one.

Baseball card of my one of my childhood baseball heroes, Hall of Fame knuckleballer Phil Niekro. I don't know how I managed not to injure my brother, who played catcher on those occasions I thought I could throw one.

This is a 1919 photograph of Chicago White Sox baseball player Shoeless Joe Jackson. Jackson was allegedly involved in the White Sox World Series Scandal. It has tarnished his reputation as a legendary baseball player and has kept him out of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

SHOELESS JOE: This is a 1919 photograph of Chicago White Sox baseball player Shoeless Joe Jackson in an unusual stance posing with a glove and catcher's equipment nearby. Jackson never played catcher. With the exception of 27 games at first base for Cleve

this-day-in-baseball:March 28, 1988 Four days shy of his 47th birthday, Phil Niekro’s 24-year Hall of Fame career comes to an end when he is waived by the Yankees at the end of spring training. The right-handed knuckleballer, best known for his tenure with the Braves, compiled a 318-274 record along with a 3.35 ERA while pitching for four teams that also included the Yankees, Indians, and Blue Jays.

this-day-in-baseball: “March 1988 Four days shy of his birthday, Phil Niekro’s Hall of Fame career comes to an end when he is waived by the Yankees at the end of spring training.

Gaylord Perry - 5-Time All-Star, 1972 AL Cy Young, 1978 NL Cy Young, 6th All-Time in Innings Pitched with 5,350.0, 8th All-Time in Strikeouts with 3,534, 9th All-Time in Games Started with 690, 7th All-Time in Batters Faced with 21,953, 6th All-Time in Putouts as P with 349, Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1991

Gaylord Perry - All-Star, 1972 AL Cy Young, 1978 NL Cy Young, All-Time in Innings Pitched with All-Time in Strikeouts with All-Time in Games Started with All-Time in Batters Faced with All-Time in Putouts as P with Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1991

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Manager Bobby Cox Atlanta Braves poses for a photo during Spring Training Photo day on February 2009 at Champions Stadium at Walt Disney World of Sports in Lake Beuna Vista, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Bobby Cox

Rabbit Maranville - elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1954

Walter "Rabbit" Maranville, Hall of Fame second baseman/shortstop for the Boston Braves 1935

1983 Topps Ozzie Smith

Simply the greatest Cardinals shortstop ever, Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith. A master defensive player and showman became one of the team

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