Emory "Bubba" Church

Birmingham native Emory "Bubba" Church (1924- ) played baseball at West End High School and Louisiana State University before joining the Philadelphia Phillies in 1950 as a member of the so-called "Whiz Kids" that led the team to the World Series. Church also played for the Cincinnati Reds and the Chicago Cubs before retiring in 1955.

Courtesy of the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame