A kid from Baltimore (who grew up near what is now Camden Yard), he was signed by the Boston Red Sox and became one of the top pitchers in baseball. By the end of the "dead ball" era, he was also playing outfield. Sold to the Yankees, he became a full-time outfielder, and brought the home run to prominence, revolutionizing the game, and making the sport sexy in the "Roaring Twenties". His many off-field escapades were kept out of the press - something unimaginable in this day and age.