The Infinite Baseball Card Set is a never-ending card set of baseball’s forgotten heroes: Negro League legends, barnstorming mercenaries, semi-pro sluggers, blacklisted bums, foreign phenoms, bush league oddballs, and the famous before they were famous.

On this Day in 1946: Jackie Robinson’s Minor League Debut

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78 years ago today, Jackie Robinson stepped up to the plate in Jersey City’s Roosevelt Stadium and broke the minor league color line that had stood since 1899…
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Sammy T. Hughes: The Problem with The Hall

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While other players of arguably lesser talent have their mugs preserved in bronze and hanging on a wall in The Hall, Sammy T. remains unrecognized, obscure, and, worst of all, forgotten… […]

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Doc Sykes: Spitballs, Civil Rights, and Dentistry

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#OTD in 1892, one of the most interesting Negro Leaguer ballplayers was born: star college athlete, ace of the Baltimore Black Sox when not practicing dentistry, and a Civil Rights hero… […]

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Phil Weintrub: It certainly is a strange game

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Despite hitting .330 at the highest level of the minors for almost a decade, Phil Weintraub never got a real chance in the big leagues. But why? Wrong place,wrong time? Bad luck? Anti-Semitism? Let’s try to find out… […]

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Emmet Mulvey: Pinch!

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Sometimes a player comes along who has that “certain something” that could not be tallied up and distilled into a statistic found in a record book, yet is so vital that an entire team’s success depends on it. […]

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Shoeless Joe Jackson: After the Black Sox

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His part in fixing the 1919 World Series extinguished a brilliant Hall of Fame career. Instead, Joe Jackson was exiled to the murky world of Outsider Baseball, all the while proclaiming his innocence… […]

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Casey Stengel: The “Ol’ Perfessor” as a Young Student

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Casey Stengel was one of baseball’s great storytellers, but he wasn’t one to let the truth stand in the way of a great yarn. Let’s look at a legend from his first season of pro ball and see how it stacks up against the facts. […]

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Chick Gandil: After the Black Sox

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While the distance of more than a century since the fixing of the 1919 World Series has given a sympathetic cast to several of the Black Sox players, this has not been the case for Chick Gandil… […]

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Slim Jones: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Pitcher of 1934

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During the cold winter of 1938, the once great pitcher Slim Jones sold his overcoat for a bottle of booze and died of pneumonia in a Baltimore alley. At least that’s how the story always went… but is it true? […]

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Bo and Dean: The Swingin’ Slingers of the 1962 Angels

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One was a pool hustling punk and the other a card sharp farmboy. By day, they pitched for the Angels, and by night they cruised the Sunset Strip in a candy apple red Caddy, making the scene and breaking hearts… […]

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