Bruton is a favorite for a few reasons: like me, he's a Delawarean. He was one of MLB's early black players. I've always been a fan of the base stealers, and he led the NL in steals his first three seasons. And his personal story is interesting, that he got into playing ball late, and left early: he might have been able to keep playing a while longer, but retired when he got an offer to be an executive at Chrysler.
Thanks for reading! My posting is fairly infrequent these days as work is busy. But I do enjoy when I have the time for a post.