Weiland, a 6’4″ fireballer, shut out the A’s in his major league debut with his hometown White Sox on September 30, 1928. Hall of Fame teammate Red Faber made him his protege. In the next seven years, playing with second-division AL teams, Weiland never approximated his premier effort; he compiled a 20-57 record. It wasn’t until he joined the Cardinals in 1937, at age 31, that he became a steady starter. He won 15 games in ’37 and 16 in 1938.