Pumpsie Green: Making America Great for the First Time

Baseball has always had the best nicknames of any sport, and that long list would not be complete without Elijah “Pumpsie” Green.

Pumpsie Green. Very cool.

But that’s not why Mr. Green, who died last Wednesday at the age of 85, has a standing in baseball history that significantly exceeds his somewhat modest career statistics.

Pumpsie Green’s 1960 Topps card.