Johnny Podres – Podres who lived in Glens Falls, New York and pitched for the Brooklyn Dodgers, won the Dodgers’ only world title, beating the New York Yankees in game seven of the World Series in 1955. Podres pitched a shutout in that game against the Pinstripers.
Lew Burdette – Burdette, known to some fans as a spitball-throwing pitcher, beat the New York Yankees three times to help the Milwukee Braves win the World Series over the defending champions in 1957.
Ralph Terry – Terry gave up the game-losing homerun in game seven of the 1960 World Series to Bill Mazeroski of the Pirates, but made amends in 1962, when he got the final out in the World Series with game seven on the line.
Don Newcombe – Newcombe, who pitched for the Brooklyn Dodgers, was really the major league’s first real good black pitcher. He was 27-7 in 1956 and became the first black pitcher to win the Cy Young Award and be named league MVP in the same year.
J.R. Richard – Richard of the Astros could throw a 100 mph fastball, and he was the first National League pitcher to strike out 300 batters in 1978.
Harvey Haddix – In 1959, Pittsburgh’s Haddix pitched a record 12 perfect innings against the Milwaukee Braves. He then gave up a hit, a walk and a run in the 13th inning to lose the game, 1-0.