Ralph Michael Caldwell was born in Tarboro. The south-paw played baseball at Tarboro High School and graduated in 1967 after pitching two no-hitters his senior year. NC State University successfully recruited Mike, and in his freshman year, his outstanding pitching contributed to their journey to the Collegiate World Series in 1968. He was drafted in the 12th round by San Diego in 1971. Two months later, he had his major league debut and never played in the minors again. He had three seasons with the San Diego Padres and three seasons with the San Francisco Giants before he went to the Milwaukee Brewers, where he stayed the rest of his major league career. In his eight seasons with the Brewers, he had a 3.74 earned run average in 239 appearances.
Inducted into Hall of Fame 2013