Bob Rush

Rush, who delivered with a long, high-kicked windup, was a talented pitcher with the second-division Cubs for his first ten seasons. The 1952 team was the only .500 Cub team on which he played. He went 17-13 (2.70) in ’52, including a seven-game win streak with three shutouts, and was the winning hurler in that year’s All-Star Game. There were four other seasons in which he won 13 games, though his 20 losses in 1950 led the NL. Traded to the Braves in 1958, Rush helped them to the pennant with a 10-6 record.