By Lindsay Toler
By Chad Garrison
By Brett Koshkin
By RFT Staff
By Lindsay Toler
By Riverfront Times
By Danny Wicentowski
By Pete Kotz
21. Joe Buck
18 Upper Warson Road, Ladue
23. Al Hrabosky
9 Frontenac Estates Drive, Frontenac
24. Stan Musial
85 Trent Drive, Ladue
25. Whitey Herzog
9426 Sappington Estates Drive, Sunset Hills
26. Chris Carpenter
809 South Warson Road, Ladue
28. Lou Brock
61 Barkley Place, St. Charles
30. "Prince" Joe Henry
220 North Seventh Street (Joe "Prince" Henry Boulevard), Lovejoy, Illinois
Brooklyn, Illinois, native Joe Henry was a Negro League star of the 1950s. He played for four teams, including the Indianapolis Clowns, the barnstorming Harlem Globetrotters of the Negro Leagues, where his skills at third base earned him the nickname "Prince." A 2004 Riverfront Times story by Mike Seely found the 74-year-old Henry living in a Brooklyn trailer on a fixed income, fighting for the approximately $10,000 annual pension that Major League Baseball was paying to other former Negro Leaguers whose tenure post-dated the integration of the majors. Henry ultimately won his pension in November 2008.
In the meantime he wrote a weekly column for Riverfront Times entitled "Ask a Negro Leaguer," in which he would address readers' questions on a wide range of topics with frank, incisive opinions on baseball, race relations, politics and much, much more. (Henry dictated the columns to his grandson, Sean Muhummad, who collected them in a book entitled Princoirs.)
Prince Joe passed away on January 3 of this year at age 78. He was buried with full military honors at Jefferson Barracks Cemetery. In his honor the city renamed the stretch of North Seventh Street where he had lived Joe "Prince" Henry Boulevard.
31. The Boyhood Homes of Joe Garagiola and Yogi Berra
5446 (Garagiola) and 5447 (Berra) Elizabeth Avenue
Future Hall of Famers Yogi Berra and Joe Garagiola grew up as neighbors on the Hill, St. Louis' Italian American neighborhood. Garagiola had a solid, if not spectacular, career with the hometown Cardinals before punching his ticket to the Hall as a broadcaster. Berra is regarded as one of the game's all-time greats, both as a player and a personality. The block of Elizabeth Avenue is named Hall of Fame Place in the pair's honor.
32. James "Cool-Papa" Bell Avenue
Dickson Street (between Webster and Leffingwell avenues)
James "Cool Papa" Bell made his Negro League debut with the St. Louis Stars in 1922. He didn't hang up his spikes until the 1940s. He was a superstar, known first and foremost for his speed. According to one story, he once scored from first base on a sacrifice bunt. Bell died in St. Louis in 1991 at age 87 and was laid to rest in St. Peters Cemetery. The stretch of Dickson Street in St. Louis' JeffVanderLou neighborhood, where he lived, was renamed James "Cool-Papa" Bell Avenue.