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Inducted June 8, 1995 From day one of his 11-year pro career, Barney McCosky was an impact player. He batted a sizzling .447 in his first nine pro games, and ended his rookie season (1939) with a .311 average, 190 hits, 120 runs and a .986...

Inducted June 14, 1979 After two and a half seasons in the minors, Mazeroski joined the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1956 where he remained a fixture in the Pirates infield for 17 years. At the age of 21, he was named to the first of seven All...

Inducted June 1, 1989 During a 13-year major league career (nine with the Philadelphia Phillies, four with the Chicago White Sox), “The Bull,” who turned his massive back on 150 college football scholarships his senior year to sign with the Phillies, utilized his compact 235-pound framework...

Inducted June 12, 1997 Signed to a $20,000 bonus by the Philadelphia Phillies out of high school in 1946, Lopata toiled in the minor leagues and didn’t reach the majors on a full-time basis until 1954. Employing a crouch batting stance suggested by Rogers Hornsby, in...

Inducted June 8, 1978 Lopat pitched for seven years in the minors before he made it to the majors in 1944 with the Chicago White Sox. Four years later, he was traded to the New York Yankees, where he remained for eight years, posting a 109-51...

Inducted June 12, 2003 Kuzava, a native of Wyandotte, Michigan, began his big league career with the Cleveland Indians. But he made his name, thanks in part to an injury, with the New York Yankees. In 1951, Kuzava was property of the Washington Senators. The previous...

Inducted October 15, 1988 The native of Reading, Pennsylvania, joined the St. Louis Cardinals at the end of the 1941 season, remaining with the team through 1948 as a stellar third baseman until an arm injury prematurely ended his career. Kurowski batted .300 or better his...

Inducted June 3, 1982 Kubek had outstanding success in the minor leagues before moving up to the New York Yankees in 1957 to begin a nine-year career (1957-1965), all with New York. A stellar utility infielder, Kubek batted .297 and won the American League Rookie of...

Inducted June 12, 2008 Armed with a wicked slider and change-up, Jim Konstanty pitched for five teams during his 13-year major league career (1944-1956), while compiling a career record of 66-48, with 74 saves and a 3.46 ERA in 433 games.  As a relief specialist for...

Inducted June 13, 1974 At Indiana University, burly Ted Kluszewski concentrated on football, where he achieved Big Ten honors as an end. But he turned his attention to baseball in 1946 when he signed with Cincinnati. Two years later, he began a 14-year major league career...