Bill Bernhard

Bill Bernhard was the first Cleveland pitcher to lead the American League in winning percentage, with a .783 mark (18-5) in 1902. Like Nap Lajoie, Bernhard was barred from playing in Philadelphia after jumping from the Phillies to the Athletics in 1901. He joined Cleveland after one game in 1902. In 1904, after being slowed by a broken finger in 1903, he again led his staff in winning percentage, going 23-13. Bernhard later had a long managerial career in the Southern Association.