Hundreds of Marylanders have been an integral part of baseball history. Some, like pitcher Vic Willis, are nearly as imposing as the state's dream-team players. In the late 1890s and early 1900s, Willis, of Elkton, had a win-loss record of 248-206, 50 shutouts and a no-hitter. Other players who deserve honorable mention:
Eddie Rommel (Baltimore), Tommy Thomas (Baltimore), Steve Barber (Takoma Park), Tommy Byrne (Baltimore), Ray Moore (Meadows), Bruce Howard (Salisbury), Dave Boswell (Baltimore), Cletus Ellwood "Boots" Poffenberger (Williamsport), Vic Keen (Bel Air), Dave Cole (Williamsport), Jeff Nelson (Baltimore).
Fritz Maisel (Catonsville), Jim Spencer (Westminster), Bill Werber (Berwyn), Charles "Buck" Herzog (Ridgely), John Neun (Baltimore), Bobby Young (Granite), Irv Hall (Alberton), Gordy Coleman (Rockville), Wilson "Chick" Fewster (Baltimore), Bob Robertson (Frostburg), Tim Nordbrook (Baltimore), Lou "Boze" Berger (Baltimore), Vic Barnhart (Hagerstown), Charles "Butch" Schmidt (Baltimore), D'Arcy "Jake" Flowers (Cambridge).
Charley Keller (Middletown), Harold Baines (Easton), Barry Shetrone (Baltimore), Jake Powell (Silver Spring), Harry Anderson (North East), Brady Anderson (Silver Spring), Ryan Thompson (Chestertown).