The craft of cricket is the stuff of legends, and while you might never have seen a ball being spun or a bat made with a machine, you could probably name hundreds of players, managers and coaches who have, and have made a career out of it.
And it’s not just cricket that makes these guys so famous.
A number of baseball teams have dedicated craftsmen, too, from the Washington Nationals to the Oakland Athletics to the Minnesota Twins.
From the late 1920s to the 1990s, there was a steady stream of professional baseball players making their mark in this world of machines.
The craftsmanship, the skill and the passion, is what has made these players the most popular of all professional baseballers.
You’ll hear people describe their craft as the most important aspect of their game, and you’ll also hear about how the craft has been passed down through generations.
But what do these craftsmen actually do?
Here are 10 of the best and most famous.
The American League A number, if not all, of the players on the team that is known for its ball collection, the American League, are actually craftsperson in their own right.
The list of craftspeople includes Bill Buckner, who was named the league’s “Best” player in 1920, as well as players such as Charlie Thomas, Hank Bauer, Bobby Roberts and Fred Clark.
The best of the bunch are actually craftsmen who were hired to help create the machines.
They were known as “spacers,” and the first time they were hired, the team called for their services, Buckner told ESPN.
“They asked us if we could work on a machine that was going to get rid of some of the dirt that was being thrown around,” Buckner said.
“We said sure.
I mean, you’re a guy in the American league.
You’re probably a pretty good spacer.
We were in charge of the ball, the ground, everything else, and we figured if we can get it up and running, we can probably get the ball down.”
As with all great craftsmanship and the art of creating a machine in itself, the work was done in secret, and it was often done over many years, Buck.
He said that the team did its best to stay on the cutting edge, so that they didn’t miss out on any major advances in the field.
In 1920, Buck was hired by the Kansas City Royals to help oversee the machine that made the first major league ball in 1920.
“The machine was designed and built by Buckner,” Buck said.
It was called the “Buckner” machine.
Buckner was known as a very skilled craftsman.
The “Buckle” was a four-wheeled device that had been driven by a pair of horses and carried the ball by hand.
Buck said that he had worked on the machine for 18 months and that the machine was “a little too heavy and clumsy to drive.”
“But it did work,” Buck wrote in his autobiography.
The machine would also be used by Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Pete Rose, Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays and Willie Mathers.
Buck also wrote that he was responsible for the design of the “F” and “L” shaped balls.
He also worked on a few other machines, including the “E” shaped ball that was used by the Chicago Cubs.
“This is my little little toy,” Buck told ESPN in 2009.
“It was a simple thing to build and I worked very hard on it.”
Buckner is survived by his wife, Mary Buckner; two sons and two grandchildren.
He was born in 1891 and died in 1962.
“I’m really proud to have been a part of the American ball,” Buckley said in his book.
“And I would be happy to tell my son or daughter that I was the guy who designed that machine and drove it.”
The American Association Buckner’s “Bucket of Ball” was one of the most famous machines in baseball history, and in addition to his role as manager of the Chicago White Sox, he also worked as a manager and general manager for the Philadelphia Athletics, Cleveland Indians, Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees.
The A’s were also the owners of Buckner and his son, Mike, who won a World Series with the team in 1921.
The Buckner machine was a prototype of what became known as the “Ball-and-Bow,” which was later called the Buckner-Bow.
The team used the machine during the 1920 season, and the team used it in its championship game against the Philadelphia White Sox in 1923.
“Bucking’s machine was built in a very small and compact manner,” Bucker said in 2009, according to ESPN.
Buck was also known for his contributions to the development of baseball equipment, which included a bat for the Boston Red Stars in the 1920s.
“During the 1920