Not to brag or anything, but this collection is out of this world. We proudly present our All-Galaxy Team.
Cal Earthman: Nothing if not human, Earthman played in four pro seasons for the Newport (Ark.) Pearl Diggers and the Ellsworth (Kan.) Worthies, among other baseball clubs. If he didn't see the entire planet, at least he got to play for some cool teams.
Saturnino Escalara: The utility man logged 5,500 at-bats in the minors but got only one brief shot in the bigs, a 73-game stint for the 1954 Cincinnati Redlegs in which he had only 77 plate appearances. Saturnino didn't get a ring, either; the Redlegs, who changed their name briefly from Reds in the height of the McCarthy hearings, went 74-80 that season.
James Hubble: The former minor leaguer shares his last name with astronomer Edwin Hubble, for whom the famed telescope is named. Appropriately enough, James Hubble played for St. Cloud in the Giants system in 1957, but his one-year career didn't have the longevity of the telescope, which is expected to retire in 2014 after 24 years of service.
Bode Miller: The most decorated alpine Olympic skier in U.S. history qualifies for this distinction to go with his five Olympic medals because of German astronomer Johann Elert Bode, who in 1774 discovered a galaxy ultimately named in his honor. Bode also ascertained the orbit of Uranus and suggested the planet's name, thereby giving birth to countless eighth-grade wisecracks over the past two centuries.