Al Spohrer

Spohrer was a rugged catcher who never ducked a fight. When colorful and egocentric teammate Art Shires took up boxing between seasons, a promoter matched the two. Commissioner Landis warned them that he would ban them from baseball for making fighting a second career. On the field, Spohrer was a competent catcher who showed fair “doubles power” in 1929 and 1930. He hit a career-high .317 in ’30 but declined thereafter.