Bill James

Big Bill’s nickname reflected his 6’4″ frame and differentiated him from the contemporary Braves pitcher of the same name. James went 15-14, 2.85 for the Browns in 1914 and earned a spot on an AL all-star squad that barnstormed the country in a 32-game series against NL stars. He was sold to the White Sox in August 1919, just in time for the tainted World Series. He made his final ML appearance in the deciding game, relieving intentional loser Lefty Williams with only one out in the first inning and the White Sox already trailing 4-0.