Calvin Ross Abrams (March 2, 1924 - February 25, 1997) signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1942, but would not make his Major League debut until 1949 as he shuffled around the minors and was called to military service during World War II. Abrams struggled to crack the Brooklyn lineup in the late ‘40s and early ‘50s before being shipped to the Cincinnati Reds in 1952. Cal played outfield for eight seasons in the Majors with the Dodgers (1949-1952), Reds (1952), Pittsburgh Pirates (1953-1954), Baltimore Orioles (1954-1955) and the Chicago White Sox (1956). His best season came in Pittsburgh in 1953 when he collected 128 hits, 66 runs, 15 home runs and 43 RBI while batting a career best .286. Cal Abrams finished his career with 433 hits, 64 doubles, 32 home runs, 257 runs scored, 138 RBI and a .269 career batting average.