Billy Rogell

The keystone combo of Rogell and Charlie Gehringer was a key factor in the Tigers’ 1934 and 1935 pennants. Switch-hitter Rogell had four RBI in Game Four of the 1934 WS as the Tigers won 10-4. He led AL shortstops in fielding for three years, 1935-37, and in assists for two, 1934-35. He injured his shoulder playing handball after the 1938 season; in 1939, his arm went dead. After the season, he was swapped to the Cubs for Dick Bartell, a trade accurately characterized as “one worn-out shortstop for another.