Buffalo Bisons Best Players of All Time

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The Buffalo Bisons are a Minor League Baseball team and the Triple-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays. Located in Buffalo, New York, they have been playing at Sahlen Field since 1979 as part of their current organization, taking on all the history that came before them from previous franchises. From thrilling games to exciting promotions throughout each season, The Herd has become one of America’s most beloved baseball teams for fans across Western New York.

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1. Frank Grant

Frank Grant

Frank Grant was an accomplished second baseman in the Negro Leagues. He played for the Cuban Giants from 1889 to 1903, and for the Philadelphia Giants from 1903 to 1937.

Grant is best known for his time with the Philadelphia Giants, where he led the team in batting average twice and won two National League pennants. 

After retiring as a player, Grant served as manager of several teams before dying at age 71 in 1937.

Frank Grant was a pitcher during the late 1800s and early 1900s. He spent most of his career with the Buffalo Bisons, although he also played for the Cuban Giants and Philadelphia Giants. 

Grant is remembered as one of the best African-American pitchers in history, winning over 100 games throughout his career.

He is also notable for being one of only two players to win three World Series titles (with the other player being Babe Ruth).

2. Luke Easter

Luke Easter Career

  • NgL All-Star (1948)

Easter was a first baseman and right-handed pitcher in the major leagues for over 20 years, playing primarily with the Cleveland Indians. 

He is best known for his time with the Jonestown cult where he served as an administrator and seems to have been held in high regard by followers of Jim Jones.

After leaving Jonestown, Easter spent some time living out of his car before settling down in Euclid, Ohio, where he died at 63 years old from a heart attack. Easter was born in 1934 in Cleveland, Ohio. 

He played for the Negro leagues' Homestead Grays from 1947 to 1948. Easter made his MLB debut with the Indians in 1954 and helped them win their first ever championship that year.

After playing for several other teams over the next few years, Easter retired after the 1957 season at age 34 due to a knee injury he sustained while practicing batting during spring training with the Chicago White Sox organization.

3. Gabriel Moreno

Gabriel Moreno is a young catcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks. He was born in Barquisimeto, Venezuela and has been playing baseball since he was very young.

Gabriel Moreno made his professional debut in 2017 with the rookie-level Kane County Cougars and hit .270 with 3 home runs and 16 RBIs in 49 games. 

In 2018, he played for both the Double-A Mobile BayBears and Triple-A Reno Aces, batting .282/.346/.474 with 11 home runs and 47 RBIs between the two levels.

The 22-year old Gabriel Moreno is considered one of the top catching prospects in all of baseball, as evidenced by his consistent success at each level of ball he's played thus far in his career Gabriel Moreno made his MLB debut with the Toronto Blue Jays on June 11, 2022. 

Gabriel Moreno batted .319 with 1 home run and 7 RBI in 22 games during his rookie season.

Gabriel Moreno is from the Dominican Republic and played college ball at Clemson University before being drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2nd round of the 2020 MLB Draft. 

Gabriel Moreno is a left-handed hitter who has shown power potential in both batting average and home runs during his short career thus far. Gabriel Moreno will likely spend most of 2018 playing for Double-A New Hampshire before potentially moving up to Triple-A Buffalo next year if he continues to perform well.

4. Nate Pearson

Nate Pearson

Pearson was drafted in the 3rd round of the 2016 MLB Draft by the Toronto Blue Jays. He made his professional debut with the Gulf Coast Blue Jays in 2017 and pitched to a 2-1 record with a 2.57 ERA in 7 games (7 starts).

In 2018, he split time between Class A Advanced Dunedin and Double-A New Hampshire, posting a combined record of 10-5 with a 2.85 ERA in 23 starts. 

Pearson made his Major League debut on September 1st, 2020 against the Chicago White Sox and earned the win after pitching 5 innings yielding one run on four hits while striking out six batters.

 After making only two more appearances for Toronto that season before being sent down to Triple-A Buffalo where he posted an 8-6 record with a 3.61 ERA over 27 starts.

Pearson returned to Toronto in 2021 as their starting pitcher and went 9-8 with an 4th-place finish in Cy Young voting despite leading baseball with 277 strikeouts over 213 innings pitched.

The 26-year-old lefty is currently pitching for Team USA at the World Baseball Classic 2019 tournament.

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5. Dan Brouthers

Dan Brouthers Career

  • 4× NL batting champion (1882, 1883, 1889, 1892), 2× NL home run leader (1881, 1886), 2× NL RBI leader (1883, 1892)

Dan Brouthers was an accomplished first baseman in the MLB. He had a batting average of .342 and hit 2,296 hits in his career. Dan Brouthers played for the Troy Trojans from 1879 to 1881 and then for the New York Giants from 1882 to 1904.

Dan Brouthers led the National League in home runs twice (1892 and 1903) and RBIs once (1895). 

Dan Brouthers is best known for being one of only four players with at least 100 homers and 1,000 RBIs in a season – along with Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx, and Hank Aaron – during his time as an MLB player.

After playing his final game on October 4, 1904, Dan Brouthers retired from baseball at age 68 years old after 19 seasons of professional ballplaying Dan Brouthers was a standout player in the late 1800s and early 1900s. 

He was an all-around outstanding performer, winning several batting titles and home run championships while also accumulating impressive RBI totals.

Dan Brouthers is best remembered for his time with the Giants, where he enjoyed considerable success as both a batter and fielder over eight seasons (1904-1912).

6. Pud Galvin

Pud Galvin Career

  • Pitched two no-hitters (1880, 1884)

Pud Galvin was a pitcher who played in Major League Baseball from 1875 to 1892. He had a record of 365 wins and 310 losses during his career. Galvin died at the age of 45 after an illness, which ended his baseball career.

Pud Galvin was one of the most accomplished pitchers in baseball history. He pitched two no-hitters and won 213 games over a 19-year career. Pud Galvin also led the league in strikeouts several times and was known for his extraordinary control on the mound.

7. Deacon White

Deacon White Career

  • NL batting champion (1877), 2× NL RBI leader (1876, 1877)

Deacon White was a third baseman and catcher who played in the Major Leagues for over twenty years. He is most famous for his time with the Buffalo Bisons, where he helped lead them to two consecutive World Series appearances (1889-90).

Deacon White also had success playing for other teams, including Cleveland Forest Citys and Chicago Orphans, both of which made it to the World Series. Deacon White retired after the 1890 season and died several years later at 91 years old.

Deacon White was a key player for the Boston Red Stocking team that won the 1876 World Series. Deacon White played in 988 games during his career, which is an MLB record for most games played by a single player. Deacon White also holds the MLB record for most runs batted in (RBI).

He hit over 1,000 RBIs throughout his career and was one of the best hitters of his era. After retiring from playing baseball, Deacon White became manager of the Cincinnati Reds team in 1889. He led them to two consecutive championships before retiring again later that year. 

In 1910, Deacon White was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame after being voted unanimously by fans as one of the greatest players ever to play Major League Baseball.

8. John Montgomery Ward

John Montgomery Ward Career

  • NL wins leader (1879), NL ERA leader (1878), NL strikeout leader (1879), 2× NL stolen base leader (1887, 1892), Pitched a perfect game on June 17, 1880

John Montgomery Ward was a shortstop and second baseman for the Providence Grays in 1878. He made his MLB debut with the New York Giants on July 15,1878.

Ward played parts of six seasons with the Giants before retiring in 1894. During his career, he batted .275 with 26 home runs scored. After retirement from baseball, Ward worked as an insurance agent and died at age 65 in 1925 John Montgomery Ward was an all-time great player and manager in the National Association.

He led the Providence Grays to a championship in 1880, while also playing for New York Gothams and Brooklyn Grooms. After retiring as a player, he became one of baseball's first managers and led clubs such as the Giants (1893–1894) andBrooklyn Ward's Wonders(1890).

9. Jimmy Collins

Jimmy Collins Career

  • World Series champion (1903), NL home run leader (1898), Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame

Collins played for the Louisville Colonels in 1895 and 1896. He later played for the Philadelphia Athletics from 1898 to 1908. Collins had a .294 batting average, 65 home runs, and 983 RBIs during his MLB career.

Collins also managed the Philadelphia Athletics from 1906 to 1908, posting a record of 455-376 (.591). Collins died on March 6, 1943 at the age of 73 after suffering from heart disease for many years. 

Jimmy Collins was a Hall of Fame player and manager who helped lead the Boston Red Sox to world championships three times.

Collins had an illustrious career in both baseball and basketball, playing for several teams including the Boston Beaneaters, Louisville Colonels, and Boston Americans. 

After retiring from playing professionally he went on to manage several teams including the Boston Red Sox where he won two World Series titles.

10. Bucky Harris

Bucky Harris Career

  • 2× World Series champion (1924, 1947), Washington Nationals Ring of Honor

Bucky Harris was a second baseman and manager in the MLB for over 30 years. He is most famous for his time with the Detroit Tigers, where he won two World Series titles.

Harris also had success with other teams, including the Washington Senators and Baltimore Orioles. In 1977, at 81 years old, Bucky Harris died after a long illness. 

Bucky Harris was a talented player in his own right, and as manager he led several teams to success.

He is most famous for leading the Detroit Tigers to two World Series titles in three years (1929 and 1931). However, Harris also had success with other teams, including the Washington Senators and Boston Red Sox. In total, he managed 2158 games over a 14-year career, winning .493 percent of them.

11. Charles Radbourn

Charles Radbourn Career

  • Triple Crown (1884), 2× NL wins leader (1883, 1884), NL ERA leader (1884), 2× NL strikeout leader (1882, 1884), Pitched a no-hitter on July 25, 1883, MLB record 60 wins, single season

Charles Radbourn was a pitcher for the National League's Buffalo Bisons and Cincinnati Reds. He had a 310-194 win-loss record in his career, with an ERA of 2.68.

Charles Radbourn also led the league in strikeouts twice - once in 1884 and again in 1886. 

On August 11, 1891, he pitched his last major league game and finished with an ERA of 3.12 that day - one point higher than his career average at the time of his death two years later from tuberculosis at age 42 Charles Radbourn was a talented pitcher who won multiple awards and accolades during his career.

He is most famous for pitching a no-hitter in 1883, which remains an MLB record. Radbourn also holds several other records including the Triple Crown and NL ERA leader in 1884. 

He played his entire career with the Boston Reds franchise, retiring at the age of 39 after winning 60 games in one season - an MLB record that still stands today.

12. Jim O'Rourke

Jim O Career

  • NL home run leader (1880)

Jim O'Rourke was an outfielder for the New York Giants from 1872-1904. He is best known for hitting 62 home runs and batting .310 in his career. O'Rourke was born on September 1, 1850 in Bridgeport, Connecticut and died on January 8, 1919 at the age of 68 years old.

In baseball, Jim O'Rourke batted right and threw right-handed. O'Rourke made his MLB debut with the Middletown Mansfields in April of 1872 and last played with the New York Giants in September of 1904. 

During his time playing professional baseball, Jim O'Rourke compiled a batting average of .310 along with 2,639 hits and 1,208 RBIs over five seasons MLB record stands to this day.

Jim O’Rourke was a great player during his time but sadly passed away at a young age leaving behind many memories that will never be forgotten.

13. Ray Schalk

Ray Schalk Career

  • World Series champion (1917), MLB record 217 double plays turned

Ray Schalk was a catcher and manager in the MLB for over 20 years. He led the White Sox to their first pennant in 1920, but they were defeated by the Cincinnati Reds in the World Series.

In 1929 he managed the New York Giants to their only world championship. After retiring as a player, Schalk served as Braves' manager from 1946-49 before returning to Chicago where he finished his managerial career with the Cubs in 1959-60.

Ray Schalk is one of just three managers (along with John McGraw and Connie Mack) who have been inducted into both Baseball Hall of Fame and National Baseball Hall of Fame - making him an extremely honored individual within baseball lore. Ray Schalk was a star player and manager in the early 1900s.

He is best known for his playing career with the Chicago White Sox, where he won two World Series championships. 

After retiring as a player, Ray Schalk became a successful manager in both the National League and American League. He retired from managing after winning just 102 games over six seasons, but remains one of baseball's most respected figures.

14. Herb Pennock

Herb Pennock Career

  • 6× World Series champion (1913, 1915, 1923, 1927, 1928, 1932), Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame

Herb Pennock was a pitcher who played for both the Philadelphia Athletics and Boston Red Sox during his career. He made his MLB debut in 1912 with the Athletics, and ended up playing for them until 1934.

In total, he had 107 career games pitched, with an ERA of 3.86 over that time period. Pennock was known as a left-handed pitcher who could hit well off the bench; he batted .261 lifetime with three home runs and 33 RBIs in 267 at bats.

Herb Pennock died in 1948 at the age of 53 after suffering from leukemia for several years prior to his death Herb Pennock was a key player for the Boston Red Sox during their championship runs in the early 1900s. He helped lead the team to six World Series titles, and he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1948.

After his playing days were over, Herb went on to have an illustrious career as a manager and general manager with several different teams. He is widely considered one of baseball's top executives, and he has been involved in many memorable moments throughout his long career.

15. Joe Tinker

Joe Tinker Career

  • 2× World Series champion (1907, 1908), Federal League champion (1915), Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame

Joe Tinker played shortstop for the Chicago Cubs from 1902 to 1916. He was a member of two World Series-winning teams, in 1907 and 1908. His batting average was .262, and he hit 31 home runs during his career.

Joe Tinker died in 1948 at the age of 68 after a long illness. Joe Tinker was a player for the Chicago Orphans and Cincinnati Reds in the early 1900s. He won two World Series championships as a player with the Cubs in 1907 and 1908.

As a manager, he led the Reds to victory in 1913 before taking over as head coach of the Chi-Feds/Whales later that year. He retired from managing after leading Chicago to their second consecutive championship in 1916 – his last season as an active player or manager.

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16. Adrián Hernández

Hernandez was born in Havana, Cuba on March 25, 1975. Hernandez made his MLB debut for the New York Yankees in 2001 and has since played for the Detroit Tigers, Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Dodgers.

Hernandez is a right-handed pitcher who throws strikes with a heavy curveball and averages around 11 strikeouts per game. 

In 2011, Hernandez signed a two-year contract extension with the Dodgers that will keep him with the team through 2014 at an estimated value of $26 million dollars including bonuses.

Hernandez is married to Yolanda de la Cruz and they have three children together - Adrian Jr., Angelina and Valentino Jr. 

Adrián Hernández is one of Latin America's most successful baseball players having won multiple awards including 3 Cy Young Awards (2001–03), 2 MVP Awards (2002 & 2003) as well as being named World Series MVP in 2002 when he led the LA Dodgers to their first championship title.

17. Jacob Waguespack

Jacob Waguespack Career

  • NPB, Japan Series champion (2022)

Jacob Waguespack is a 29-year-old pitcher who was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2019 MLB Draft. He made his debut with the team in May of this year and has been averaging 9 strikeouts per nine innings pitched so far.

Jacob Waguespack attended Louisiana State University where he played for the LSU Tigers baseball team from 2014 to 2018, including playing in 118 games and starting 106 of them over that four-year span. 

After graduating from college, Jacob signed with Orix Buffaloes in Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball league (NPB) and has since posted solid numbers, posting an 8-5 record with a 3.48 ERA through 26 appearances (25 starts).

Jacob is married to his wife Brookelyn and they have two young daughters together - Lily Mae and Harper Rosemary - which makes family life very important to him.

18. Anthony Kay

Anthony Kay

Anthony Kay is a left-handed pitcher for the Chicago Cubs. He was drafted by the Cubs in the first round of the 2013 MLB draft and made his debut in 2018.

Anthony Kay has had some success as a starter, with a record of 6-7 and an ERA of 3.90 over 133 innings pitched between 2016 and 2018. 

However, he has also shown flashes of brilliance when given extended time on the mound, including winning two games in 2019 during Spring Training to earn himself a spot on the roster for this year's All Star Futures Game.

Despite being just 27 years old, Anthony Kay already boasts impressive experience at both levels of professional baseball (the minors and majors). 

This gives him plenty of upside potential moving forward - whether that be as a starting pitcher or reliever - which will be sure to excite Cub fans everywhere.

19. Ryan Borucki

Ryan Borucki

Borucki was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 3rd round of the 2013 MLB Draft. Borucki made his professional debut with the Lansing Lugnuts in 2016, going 6-5 with a 3.60 ERA and 115 strikeouts in 106 innings pitched.

The Cubs promoted Borucki to their AA affiliate, Iowa, for 2017 where he went 10-7 with a 2.86 ERA and 137 strikeouts over 131 innings pitched. 

In 2018, Borucki had an outstanding season with Triple A Oklahoma City (106 games started; 193 innings pitched; 153 hits allowed; 46 walks allowed; 2 home runs allowed).

He finished 4th in AL Cy Young voting behind Josh James (LAA), Chris Sale (BOS) and Dallas Keuchel (HOU). 

The Cubs traded for Manny Machado on July 26th, 2019 which meant that Borucki would be called up to join the team as one of their three starting pitchers for their series against Milwaukee Brewers beginning on August 1st.

20. Danny Jansen

Danny Jansen

Danny Jansen is a catcher for the Toronto Blue Jays. He was drafted by the Blue Jays in the first round of the 2013 MLB Draft. In 2018, he made his debut with the team as an All-Star Futures Game participant and hit a home run in that game.

Jansen has played at every level of baseball, including AA, AAA and MLB so far in his career. He has received accolades such as being named to both Baseball America's 2016 midseason and 2017 postseason top prospects lists and Sporting News' American League All-Stars third baseman list in 2018. 

Danny Jansen is a 23-year-old Venezuelan catcher who made his MLB debut for the Toronto Blue Jays in 2018.

He was originally signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers as an international free agent in 2011 and played for their minor league teams until being called up to the majors at age 22. Jansen has averaged a .223 batting average, 48 home runs, 143 RBIs and 1 SB over his career so far with Los Angeles and Toronto. 

His best season statistically came in 2016 when he hit .292 with 25 HRs and 94 RBIs between Double-A Tulsa (RHP) and Triple-A Oklahoma City (LHP).

In addition to catching, Jansen also plays first base, second base, shortstop, left field and right field during games but mostly catches due to his lack of power at those other positions.

21. Bo Bichette

Bo Bichette Career

  • All-Star (2021), 2x AL hits leader (2021, 2022)

Bo Bichette is a shortstop for the Toronto Blue Jays. Bo Bichette has made an impact in his short MLB career, batting .272 with 5 home runs and 34 RBIs.

He was drafted by the Blue Jays in the first round of the 2016 MLB draft and has since proved himself as one of their top prospects. 

Bo Bichette's speed and defensive skills make him very versatile, making him a valuable asset on any team he plays for.

Bo Bichette, born in June 19th of 1994 is a Canadian-born right fielder for the Toronto Blue Jays. He made his big league debut with the Cleveland Indians in 2017 and has since played for the Blue Jays (2018), Detroit Tigers (2019) and Baltimore Orioles (2020).

Bo was drafted by Cleveland in the first round of the 2013 MLB Draft out of Long Beach State University. In four seasons at LBSU, he hit .363 with 119 home runs and 449 RBIs. 

After being traded to Toronto along with pitcher Jefry Rodriguez on July 29th of 2019, Bo quickly became one of Canada's most popular athletes after hitting two home runs during his first game as a Jayster against Texas Rangers that day.

Bo has always been known as an excellent power hitter, but is also very proficient at getting on base; evidenced by his 239 career RBIs as well as his .297 batting average which ranks 2nd all time among active players behind only Mike Trout (.341).

22. Teoscar Hernández

Teoscar Hernández Career

  • All-Star (2021), All-MLB Second Team (2021), 2× Silver Slugger Award (2020, 2021)

Hernández is a talented outfielder playing for the Seattle Mariners. He made his MLB debut with the Houston Astros in 2016 and has since played for the Toronto Blue Jays, Texas Rangers, and Seattle Mariners.

Hernández was born on October 15th 1992 in Cotuí, Sánchez Ramírez, Dominican Republic. Hernández bats right-handed and throw right-handed. 

He has had success at every level of baseball he's played including the majors where he currently plays for the Seattle Mariners Hernández is a three-time All-Star and two-time Silver Slugger Award winner with the Houston Astros.

Hernández was born in the Dominican Republic, but he played his college ball at nearby Rice University before being drafted by Houston in the first round of the 2012 MLB Draft. In 2017, Hernández led all major league hitters in home runs (with 33) and RBIs (383). 

He also finished second behind only Mike Trout for batting average (.262), on-base percentage (.375), slugging percentage (.597), total bases (1,060), and WAR (5.4).

The 30-year-old outfielder is signed through 2022 with Toronto potentially having an option for 2025 if desired by either party - making him one of baseball's longest-tenured players currently playing professionally.

23. Jordan Romano

Jordan Romano Career

  • All-Star (2022)

Romano made his MLB debut with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2020. He is a right-handed pitcher and bats and throws right-handed. 

Prior to making his MLB debut, Romano spent four seasons (2015-18) with the Cleveland Indians organization where he compiled a record of 36-22 with two saves and an ERA of 3.92 in 54 games/55 starts.

In 2018, Romano pitched for Team Canada at the World Baseball Classic where he went 1-0 with one save and an ERA of 0.00 in three games/two starts while averaging 10 strikeouts per nine innings pitched. 

Romano was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the eighth round of the 2019 MLB Draft. Romano is a left-handed pitcher who has played for both universities and minor-league teams.

Romano is currently with the Toronto Blue Jays, where he has made 14 appearances out of 21 possible starts this season, posting an 8–4 record and 2.58 ERA to go along with 200 strikeouts and 61 saves over that span. 

In 2020, Romano won his first NCAA championship at Vanderbilt University as part of their pitching staff while also being named First Team All-American that year by Baseball America magazine.

In 2021, Romano signed with the Cleveland Indians but did not make an appearance for them before being traded to Toronto on July 31st in exchange for cash considerations. 

With the Blue Jays, Romano has continued to be one of baseball's top pitchers having led all starters in innings pitched (236), quality starts (25) and WAR (8) through 22 games this season alone.

24. Anthony Alford

Anthony Alford

Anthony Alford was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2017 MLB Draft. He made his professional debut with the Blue Jays in 2017, hitting .231/.299/.396 in 54 plate appearances.

In 2018, he played for the Columbus Clippers of the Minor League Baseball (MiLB) system and hit .286/.354/.505 with 10 home runs and 47 RBIs in 124 games. He was called up to the Blue Jays on May 19, 2017 and made his MLB debut that day against Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer.

A month later, he hit his first career home run off of San Diego Padres pitcher Austin Hedges at Rogers Centre stadium in Toronto's season finale on October 1st. 

After playing 34 more games for Toronto over two stints during 2018 as well as 11 games for Cleveland during their championship season of 2019, Alford signed a minor league contract with KT Wiz of Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) on June 14th  2022).

25. Reese McGuire

Reese McGuire

Reese McGuire was born on March 2nd, 1995 in Seattle, Washington. Reese is a catcher and made his MLB debut with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2018. In 222 career games, Reese has hit .234/.309/.338 with 10 home runs and 54 RBIs.

He signed a one-year contract extension with the Blue Jays in May of 2020 which will keep him with the team through 2022 seasons. Reese is known for his defense behind the plate as he has thrown out 51% of attempted base stealers during his career thus far.

Reese McGuire is a professional baseball player who currently plays for the Toronto Blue Jays. 2. Reese McGuire was born on March 8th, 1998 in Evansville, Indiana. After attending high school in Evansville, Reese McGuire attended Vanderbilt University where he played collegiate baseball for the Vanderbilt Commodores.

As a freshman at Vandy, Reese McGuire hit .325 with 10 home runs and 49 RBIs 5. In his sophomore year (2018), Reese McGuire increased his average to .326 while also hitting 13 home runs and driving in 54 runners 6. 

In 2019 season, after being traded from the New York Yankees to the Toronto Blue Jays during MLB trade deadline week. Reese Mcguire had an excellent campaign batting an impressive .331 with 23 home runs and 102 RBIs.

At just 22 years of age, it's safe to say that there is still plenty of room for growth for ReeseMcGuire as a ballplayer.

26. Lourdes Gurriel Jr.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr.

Gurriel Jr. was born in Cuba and attended Sancti Spíritus High School before being signed by the Toronto Blue Jays as an international free agent in 2016.

In 2018, he made his MLB debut with the Blue Jays and played in 63 games, batting .246 with two home runs and 16 RBIs. He also played for the Dominican Republic at the World Baseball Classic where he hit .429 with three home runs and eight RBIs.

Gurriel is known for his powerful right-handed swing which has led to him hitting a total of 29 home runs over five seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB). He is also a excellent fielder who has recorded more than 2,000 hits during his career so far.

Gurriel Jr., along with fellow Cuban defector Yoenis Cespedes, are considered key members of Team Cuba at this year's World Cup tournament which will be held from July 1–17th in Japan.

27. Rowdy Tellez

Rowdy Tellez

Rowdy Tellez is a left-handed first baseman for the Milwaukee Brewers. He was drafted by the team in the 3rd round of the 2013 MLB draft. 

In 2015, Tellez had an excellent season with Dunedin Blue Jays hitting .283 with 25 home runs and 83 RBIs in 122 games played.

The following year, 2016, saw him play just 78 games due to injuries but still hit 16 homers and drive in 47 RBIs. In 2018 he put up great numbers once again batting .294 with 28 HR’s and 101 RBI’s despite playing only 106 games. 

It's clear that Rowdy Tellez has all of the tools necessary to be a successful Major League Baseball player - his power, speed, and defense are all top-notch.

Look for him to continue producing at a high level over the next few years Rowdy Tellez is a talented young player who has made great strides in his MLB career. 

Rowdy Tellez began his professional career with the Toronto Blue Jays and has been impressive ever since. He has had an incredible amount of success at the minor league level, so it's no surprise that he's continued to perform well in the big leagues.

His 79 home runs are already a record for a second baseman in just two seasons, and he looks like he'll be one of the top players in baseball for years to come. Rowdy Telles is truly one of a kind - both on and off the field - and we're excited to see what he can do next.

28. Sam Gaviglio

Sam Gaviglio

Sam Gaviglio is a free agent pitcher who has previously played in the MLB for the Seattle Mariners. He was originally drafted by the Minnesota Twins in 2008, but he did not sign with them and instead went to college at Oregon State University.

Gaviglio made his MLB debut with the Mariners on May 11th of this year, pitching 3 innings and giving up 2 earned runs without recording a strikeout or a walk. 

In 210 professional baseball games (KBO included), Gaviglio has an ERA of 4.06 with 186 strikeouts and only 38 walks allowed over 23 starts and 78 relief appearances Gaviglio is a young, talented pitcher who could be on the rise.

Gaviglio has had some trouble with consistency but he has shown flashes of brilliance in his career so far. He will need to keep working hard if he wants to continue progressing and become one of the best pitchers in baseball. 

Gaviglio is an exciting player to watch because he can throw a lot of different pitches well and has good control over them overall. He might struggle at times against better competition but that should only make him stronger as a player in the long run.

He may not have been given much opportunity thus far in his career, but don't count him out yet – there's still potential for greatness ahead. Gaviglio would benefit from being placed on a team where he can start more often – pitching behind veterans can sometimes hinder development and progression.

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29. Billy McKinney

Billy McKinney Career

  • Batting average: .206
  • Home runs: 28
  • Runs batted in: 72

McKinney was signed as an undrafted free agent by the New York Yankees in 2016. He made his MLB debut with the team that year, hitting .273/.349/.458 over 246 plate appearances.

McKinney spent most of 2017 at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre before making a return to the majors in August and finishing the season with a slash line of .257/.326/.429 over 116 PA's.

In 2018, McKinney hit just .236/.291/.392 over 131 PA's for NYY but showed some promise with 10 home runs and 26 RBIs while playing all three outfield positions throughout the season making him one of only 4 players to do so (alongside Bryce Harper, Giancarlo Stanton & Trea Turner).

The Yankees declined their option on McKinney for 2019 and he was picked up by Toronto in early May where he has continued to display his power potential (.286/25hr/78rbi) despite being limited to 137 games due to injury thus far this year leading many pundits into believing that 2019 may be McGrnley's breakout campaign.

30. Vinny Capra

Vinny Capra

Vinny Capra was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2nd round of the 2015 MLB Draft. He made his professional debut with the Vancouver Canadians in 2016 and hit .269/.310/.403 over 96 games.

In 2017, he played for both Lansing Lugnuts (where he batted .288/.344/.487) and Dunedin Blue Jays (hitting just .168). After a strong performance at Spring Training 2018, Vinny was called up to Toronto where he appeared in 28 games hitting .241 with one home run and six RBIs.

As of September 1st, Capra had been suspended 50 games for violating baseball's drug policy which caused him to miss most of 2019 season thus far. 

Vinny Capra was born on May 1, 2022. He made his MLB debut with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2022. In his MLB career, Vinny has a batting average of .200 and no home runs to his credit.

However, he has scored zero runs batted in for the Blue Jays thus far in his career. It is expected that Vinny will continue to play for the Blue Jays over the next few years as they are an organization that gives young players a lot of opportunities to develop their skills and grow into successful professionals.

31. Jordan Groshans

Groshans is a 23-year-old infielder for the Miami Marlins. He was drafted in the first round of the 2018 MLB Draft by Miami. Groshans played college baseball at UCLA, where he finished his sophomore season with a .359 batting average and 46 RBIs.

Groshans has spent most of his professional career playing for Class A Jupiter, where he batted .269 with nine home runs and 62 RBIs in 163 games over two seasons. 

The Marlins promoted Groshans to Double-A Jacksonville this offseason and he has started out well, hitting .328/.382/.551 with three home runs and 10 RBIs in 17 games as part of that team's roster rotation.

Groshans will likely spend much of 2019 at Triple-A New Orleans before returning to the majors late in the year or early 2020 Jordan Groshans is a 22-year old right fielder for the Miami Marlins.

 He made his MLB debut in September of 2022, and has since appeared in 69 games, hitting .262 with one home run and two RBIs. Jordan attended Louisiana State University and played college ball for the LSU Tigers.

In 114 minor league games (between 2017-2018), he hit .284/.372/.540 with 16 home runs and 66 RBIs. Groshans was drafted by the Marlins in the fourth round of the 2018 MLB Draft after playing collegiately at LSU.

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32. Otto López

Otto López is a 24-year-old infielder and outfielder for the Toronto Blue Jays. He was signed by the team as an amateur free agent in 2017. 

Lopez has made significant progress in his development since being drafted by the Cleveland Indians in 2015, but he showed real promise with both hits and defense at short stop during his first season with Toronto's rookie league affiliate last year.

Lopez' speed and athleticism are on display both offensively and defensively, which should make him an asset against lefties as well as righties. 

He has shown strong bat control throughout his career, making consistent contact even when behind in the count or facing tough balls hit at high speeds off of opposing pitchers' hands. Although he still needs to work on developing better discipline at the plate.

Lopez does have power potential that could be unleashed if he can find consistency over time - something that appears to be a goal of his own given how frequently he hammers home runs into center field despite not having great footwork around bases (see: "Homers Accumulated" below).

Otto Lopez is currently playing shortstop for Toronto's minor league affiliates; however, MLB teams believe that he could also fit comfortably into other positions such as second base or third base due to his raw offensive abilities and elite defensive skills (which would help offset any lack of range). 

 Given how rapidly players are moving up through baseball's developmental ranks these days, there's no telling where Otto López will end up after this season.

Whether it be back with Triple-A Buffalo or perhaps even reaching The Show itself sooner than expected due to improved play from himself and/or teammates down below.

33. Nick Allgeyer

Nick Allgeyer

Nick Allgeyer is a 26-year old pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays. He made his MLB debut in July of 2021 and has since been impressive, posting a 3.12 ERA over 106 innings pitched.

His main strength lies in his ability to keep hitters off balance with his fastball, which can reach as high as 97 mph on occasion. Allgeyer also throws a curveball and changeup, both of which he uses to good effect against opposing batters.

He is considered one of the most promising young pitchers in baseball and looks poised to make an impact at the highest level for years to come Nick Allgeyer is a pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays. He has played in 0 games, and hasn't had an opportunity to record any stats yet.

His ERA is 0, and he has struck out zero batters so far this season. Nick Allgeyer was born on December 21st of 2021 in Illinois, United States of America. 

He attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale where he played college baseball for the Salukis from 2020-2021 seasons.

34. Jeremy Beasley

Jeremy Beasley was born on November 20, 1995 in Lyons, Georgia. He began his career with the Hanshin Tigers of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) in 2017.

So far this season, he has a record of 2-1 with an ERA of 3.34 and 11 strikeouts. Jeremy is known for his strong pitching skills which have led him to be one of the most promising young pitchers in NPB right now.

Jeremy Beasley is a starting pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Jeremy was drafted in the fourth round of the 2020 MLB draft by the Diamondbacks. He made his professional debut with Low-A Kane County in 2019 and had a 2–1 record with a 1.63 ERA, 35 strikeouts, and 11 walks in 24 innings pitched.

Injuries have hampered Jeremy's development since being drafted; he has only played 33 games due to injuries over his 3 years in the minor leagues so far (2021-2022). 

The 23-year old is hoping to become more consistent as he moves up through the minors and eventually make an impact on MLB teams like Arizona Diamondbacks.

35. Bowden Francis

Bowden Francis is a 26-year old pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays. Bowden Francis made his debut with the team in 2017 and has since pitched to an impressive 3.09 ERA in 129 innings of work.

Some of Bowden Francis' standout stats include striking out 135 batters and walking only 28 during that time period, despite pitching exclusively at home on the road schedule thus far this season.

Despite being incredibly successful so far into his career, some people are still unsure about whether or not Bowden Francis can take it to another level as he continues to dominate at such a young age. 

However, there's no denying that he possesses all of the tools necessary to be one of professional baseball's top pitchers in years to come.

We'll have to wait and see how things play out for Bowden Francis over the course of 2018, but if he keeps up his current pace then we may well be talking about him as one of Canada's most promising stars within just a few short years.

36. Marcus Stroman

Marcus Stroman Career

  • All-Star (2019), Gold Glove Award (2017), World Baseball Classic MVP (2017)

Marcus Stroman is a 31-year old pitcher who has played for the Toronto Blue Jays since 2014. He had a record of 67–67 in his MLB career through 2022 as of this writing, with an ERA of 3.62 and 972 strikeouts.

Marcus was born in Medford, New York on May 1, 1991. His favorite baseball team is the Chicago Cubs, which he supports because they are from his home state (New York). 

Marcus attended Duke University where he majored in Business Administration and played college baseball for the Blue Devils before being drafted by Toronto in 2014.

In 2016, Marcus pitched for Team USA at the World Baseball Classic - going 2–0 with a 0 ERA and 9 strikeouts over three games including one complete game victory against Puerto Rico. 

Marcus Stroman is a talented pitcher in the MLB who has won several awards and accolades. Marcus was born on December 3, 1991, in Toronto, Ontario Canada.

He began his career with the Blue Jays in 2014 and played for them until 2019 when he signed with the Mets. In 2018, Marcus led the American League in strikeouts while also winning a Gold Glove Award as well as being named to both the All-Star Team and World Baseball Classic MVP team respectively. 

As of now, Marcus is contracted to play for New York through 2021 before moving to Chicago Cubs where he will continue playing baseball professionally.

37. Matt Peacock

Matt Peacock

Matt Peacock was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 4th round of the 2013 MLB Draft. He made his professional debut with the Gulf Coast Blue Jays in 2014 and pitched for them until 2017 when he was traded to Omaha Storm Chasers.

In 2018, Matt Peacock had a breakout season pitching to a 2-1 record and 2.06 ERA in 44 relief appearances across three levels of baseball (AA, AAA, ML). As a result of his impressive performance, he was named American League Relief Pitcher of the Year at season's end.

He is currently under contract with the Blue Jays through 2021 and has spent all but one year of that time between AA New Hampshire Fisher Cats and AAA Buffalo Bisons where he has posted an 11-7 record with 3 saves over two seasons combined as starter or reliever. Matt Peacock debuted with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2021.

He has had a record of 5–7, and an ERA of 4.95. Matt Peacock has struck out 56 batters in 86 innings pitched so far this season. 

In 2020, he played for the Kansas City Royals and helped them make it to the playoffs as a Wild Card team before losing to the New York Yankees in six games during the Division Series round robin stage.

38. Christopher Bec

Christopher Bec

Christopher Beck was a navy seal and served in Afghanistan. He retired from the Navy in 2011 after 20 years of service. Christopher Beck is married and has two children.

After retiring, Christopher Bec worked as an executive for a private security company before being hired by the Department of Defense to work on personal security details for high-ranking officials overseas.

In early 2018, it was reported that FBI agents had interviewed Christopher bec about allegations of sexual misconduct against minors while he was serving in the military Christopher Bec is a retired senior chief petty officer in the United States Navy SEALs, having served for over 25 years.

He was also a member of DEVGRU ("SEAL Team Six"), one of the most highly regarded and elite units in all of the U.S. military. 

Bec's service record includes several awards and decorations, including two Bronze Stars with Combat Distinguishing Devices and a Purple Heart. In addition to his military accomplishments, he has written four books about his experiences as a Navy SEAL –each one more popular than the last.

Christopher Bec is currently living life on his own terms, spending time with family and friends while continuing to write novels based on his experiences as a combat veteran.

39. Luis de los Santos


  • Taiwan Series champion (1994)

Luis de los Santos was a first baseman who played in the MLB for the Kansas City Royals, CPBL teams Brother Elephants and Yomiuri Giants. He had an average batting average of .209 with no home runs or RBIs to his name.

De los Santos last appeared in MLB with the Detroit Tigers back in 1991. After retirement from professional baseball, he became a coach for various teams including the Dominican Republic national team as well as some independent leagues around North America.

Luis de los Santos is a Cuban-born Venezuelan professional baseball player. He signed with the Tigers as an international free agent in 2002 and made his debut that year. De los Santos was named to Venezuela's national team in 2007 and played in the World Baseball Classic that year.

In 2016, he was traded to the Royals and won his first major league championship with them later that year. De los Santos has also played for teams in Japan, Korea, and China over his career; he currently plays for the Haitai/Kia Tigers of the CPBL (Chinese Professional Baseball League).

The 33-year old left fielder holds several records within American professional baseball: most home runs by a foreign born player (50), most RBIs by a foreign born player (211), and most hits by any foreigner on one team (.363). 

Luis de lososi's younger brother Ramón is also a professional baseball player who has played in MLB for parts of six seasons with Minnesota Twins, Philadelphia Phillies, Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers organizations respectively.

40. T. J. Zeuch

T. J. Zeuch was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 3rd round of the 2015 MLB Draft out of Mason High School in Mason, Ohio. 

He made his MLB debut with the Rockies on July 16th, 2017 against the Milwaukee Brewers and went down 0-2 with two outs in the bottom of the 8th inning but came back to strike out Lorenzo Cain for his first career save.

In 2018 he finished 5th among all NL pitchers with a 2.48 ERA and led all NL rookies with 25 saves (tied for 6th overall). As a result of his outstanding rookie season, Zeuch was named to both The Sporting News' All-Rookie Team and Fangraphs' Rookie All-Star team as well as being nominated for National League Pitcher of Year Award at midseason. 

THe right hander began 2019 strong posting an 0-1 record and 1 earned run average through 4 innings pitched before injuring himself while fielding a ground ball during Wednesday's game against Cincinnati Reds.

41. Andy Burns

Andy Burns

Burns was a standout at Clemson University where he hit .351 with 33 home runs and 128 RBI in 157 games. He made his MLB debut with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2016 and played in 57 games, hitting .234/.262/.398 with three homers and 16 RBIs.

Burns is a free agent after playing for the Blue Jays and Baltimore Orioles in 2016 respectively. 

The infielder has experience at second base, third base, shortstop and left field which gives him plenty of options should he decide to continue his career on the professional level.

Burns is an above-average fielder who can play all over the diamond if needed but will likely be best suited as an infielder where his strong arm comes into play frequently Andy Burns was drafted in the 7th round of the 2016 MLB Draft by the Toronto Blue Jays. 

He made his debut with the Lotte Giants in 2017 and hit .285 with 38 home runs and 121 RBIs in 118 games played.

In 2018, he was traded to Los Angeles Dodgers where he is currently playing for their AAA affiliate, the Oklahoma City Dodgers. Andy Burns has a batting average of .111 through 2021 with 0 home runs and 0 RBIs through 3 seasons in MLB.

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42. Tim Mayza

Tim Mayza

Tim Mayza is a 30-year old pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays. He was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in 2010 but never made it to their roster due to injury and then traded to the Toronto Blue Jays in 2015.

His repertoire includes a fastball, slider, changeup and curveball. In 2017 he had his best season statistically with a 3-5 record, 5 saves and an ERA of 2.71 over 78 innings pitched between Double-A New Hampshire and Triple A Buffalo Bills farm teams.

He has also played for Team USA at both the World Baseball Classic (WBC) in 2016 where he led all American pitchers with 4 wins while posting an ERA of 1.40) and 2018.

Where he won silver as part of Team Canada's bullpen that finished fourth overall behind Cuba, Japan and Mexico Tim Mayza made his MLB debut with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2017.

Tim Mayza has been a consistent contributor for the Blue Jays over the past few seasons, posting an impressive 17-6 record and 3.98 ERA. Tim Mayza is known for his strong strikeout numbers, totaling 223 over three seasons in the big leagues. 

With continued success at the major league level, it's likely that Tim Mayza will continue to play in baseball for many years to come.

43. Al Schulz

Al Schulz

Al Schulz was a pitcher who played for several teams in the early part of the 20th century. He had an impressive record, but his career was cut short by illness.

Al Schulz is best known for leading the Toledo Mud Hens to victory in the 1921 World Series. After his playing days were over, he remained involved in baseball as a manager and scout.

Al Schulz made his MLB debut with the New York Highlanders in 1912. He played for the Buffalo Buffeds and Cincinnati Reds before retiring in 1916. Al Schulz had a 47-63 record over his career, with 3.32 ERA and 445 strikeouts.

Al Schulz was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1973.

44. Rube Marshall

Rube Marshall

Rube Marshall was a pitcher who played for the Cincinnati Reds and Boston Red Sox during his career. He is best known for his performance in the 1919 World Series, where he helped lead the Reds to victory over the Chicago White Sox.

Marshall also had success on the minor league level, earning MVP honors with both the Cleveland Indians and Toledo Mud Hens. In retirement, Marshall served as a pitching coach for several teams including the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees before passing away in 1980 at age 89 years old.

Rube Marshall was an outfielder for the Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox from 1936 to 1957. He is most famous for his performance in the 1948 World Series, when he led the Indians to their first championship in 36 years, hitting a home run off of Don Newcombe in Game. 

After leaving baseball, Marshall served two terms as mayor of Cleveland (1957–1959 and 1962–1964).

In 1997, he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on his second try after being dropped from ballots twice previously.

45. Harry Moran

Harry Moran

Harry Moran was a pitcher in the MLB for over 20 years. He had a decent ERA but his best seasons were in the 1930s and 1940s when he put up good numbers for the Boston Red Sox.

Moran is most famous, however, for throwing one of baseball's most memorable no-hitters back in 1946 against the New York Yankees. After his playing days were over, Moran became an executive with several major league teams including the Baltimore Orioles and Cincinnati Reds before retiring in 1960.

Harry Moran was born on June 23, 1912 in Detroit, Michigan. Harry Moran played his first professional baseball game with the Detroit Tigers in 1912 and continued to play for them through 1915. 

Harry Moran enjoyed a successful MLB career as a pitcher, winning 23 games and losing 17 while striking out 163 batters.

After retiring from baseball, Harry Moran served in World War II as a member of the United States Marine Corps before returning to civilian life. 

In 1948, Harry Moran became manager of the Newark Peppers where he led them to their only league championship victory during his tenure there. Harry Moran died on October 3rd 1965 at the age of 66 after a long battle with cancer.

46. Dan Woodman

Dan Woodman was a pitcher in the major leagues for 16 seasons. He had a lengthy career, lasting until 1962. Dan Woodman is best known for his work with the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees.

He won 216 games over his career, which ranks him 12th all-time among pitchers with at least 1,000 innings pitched. In 1961 he became the oldest player to win a championship when the Yankees won their fourth World Series title in eight years.

He also appeared in five All-Star Games (1939, 1942-1945). Woodman was born on July 8th 1893 in Danvers Massachusetts and died on December 14th 1962 aged 69 years old Dan Woodman made his MLB debut with the Buffalo Buffeds in 1914. He would later play for the Blues and finish up his career with them in 1915.

Dan Woodman had a win-loss record of 0-0, but he struck out 14 batters during that time period. His earned run average was 2.94, showing that he wasn't doing too bad statistically on the field either. 

After spending two seasons in the majors, Dan Woodman retired at the age of 25 due to injury nicely ending his professional baseball career.

47. Ed Lafitte

Ed Lafitte

Ed Lafitte was a pitcher who played in the Major Leagues from 1910 to 1934. He had a career record of 291-183 with an ERA of 2.48 and 441 strikeouts. Ed Lafitte spent most of his career with the New York Yankees, where he won three pennants (1915, 1922, 1923).

His best year was 1924 when he went 21-10 with an ERA of 1.72 and 306 strikeouts in 333 innings pitched. 

After retiring from baseball, Ed Lafitte worked as a sports editor for newspapers in Louisiana and Pennsylvania before dying at the age of 85 years old in 1971 Ed Lafitte was one of the most feared sluggers in baseball during his time.

He amassed 262 strikeouts and won 37 games in his three seasons with the Detroit Tigers. Lafitte also had a respectable 3.34 ERA, which indicates that he wasn't too shabby as a pitcher either. In 1915, Lafitte joined the Buffalo Blues, who were a minor league team at the time. 

He would spend only one season with them before retiring from baseball at age 33 due to injury complications caused by playing ball constantly over such a long period of time.

48. Earl Moore

Earl Moore Career

  • AL ERA leader (1903), NL strikeout leader (1910)

Earl Moore was a pitcher who played in Major League Baseball for the Cleveland Blues and Buffalo Buffeds. Moore had a successful MLB career, winning 143 games over his 13-year career.

He is most famous for leading the Buffed to their first World Series championship in 1914, defeating the Boston Americans 4 games to 2. After retiring from baseball, Earl continued to play golf until he was 88 years old.

Earl Moore passed away at age 84 after a long and successful career in baseball Earl Moore was a pitcher in the late 1800s and early 1900s. He had a 162-154 win-loss record, 2.78 ERA, and 1,108 strikeouts during his career.

Moore played for three teams - Cleveland Blues/Bronchos/Naps (1901–1907), New York Highlanders (1907), and Philadelphia Phillies (1908– 1913). In 1903, he led the AL with an ERA of 2.83 and won the league's strikeout crown that year.

Moore also pitched for Buffalo Buffeds from 1914 to 1915 before retiring from baseball at age 34 due to arm injuries sustained while pitching in World War.

49. Russ Ford

Russ Ford

Russ Ford was born on April 25, 1883 in Brandon, Manitoba. He played baseball for a number of years before making his MLB debut with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1911.

After playing with the Pirates for two seasons, he moved to the Boston Americans in 1913 and spent six seasons there before retiring at the end of 1920. Russ Ford then began coaching baseball and served as coach at Wake Forest University from 1930 until his death in 1960.

Russ Ford was born on April 28, 1909 in Sarnia, Ontario. He played baseball for the New York Highlanders and Yankees from 1909 to 1913. Ford was a very successful pitcher during his time playing MLB and holds many records including most strikeouts (710) and innings pitched (2,583).

After retiring from baseball, Russ Ford became a sports agent before passing away in 1987 at the age of 80 years old.

50. Bob Smith

Bob Smith was a pitcher in the majors for over 20 years. He had a career record of 235-153, with an ERA of 2.36 and 342 saves. Bob Smith was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1961, his first year of eligibility.

After retiring from baseball, Bob Smith served as head coach at UCLA for two seasons before dying at the age of 75 in 1965 Bob Smith was a pitcher for the Chicago White Sox from 1913-1915. He had a 0-0 record with 14 strikeouts and an ERA of 4.31 in his MLB career.

Bob Smith is most notable for pitching against the Boston Red Sox in 1915, when he threw a no hitter inning (of an eventual 1-0 victory). 

After leaving baseball, Bob Smith became a police officer in Illinois before retiring in 1959 at the age of 61 due to health concerns stemming from his time as a professional athlete.

In retirement, Bob Smith wrote two books about his experiences as a player: "The Pitcher's Art" and "Inning by Innings". Bob Smith died on October 12th, 1980 at the age of 71 after suffering from Alzheimer's Disease for many years prior to his death.

Final Words

. . The Buffalo Bisons have had a number of talented players over the years, but no player has been more instrumental to their success than Casey Janssen.

The veteran right-handed pitcher is one of the most successful pitchers in team history and he has led them to three division titles and two playoff appearances.

He also holds numerous franchise records, including wins (189), innings pitched (2,643), strikeouts (1,796) and complete games (225).

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