The smallest player in the ML throughout his career, the 5’5″ 140-lb Pearson was AL Rookie of the Year in 1958 when he hit .275 for the Senators. After a couple of poor seasons, he was grabbed by the Angels in the 1961 expansion draft. He learned to use his size to advantage to draw walks, raised his BA, and led the AL with 115 runs scored in 1962. He hit a career-high .304 the next year, but recurring back spasms restricted his play after that and eventually ended his career. After tries at pro golf and disc jockeying, he became a radio evangelist in southern California and Nevada.