Buddy Kerr

Kerr was a slick, wide-ranging shortstop for the otherwise lumbering Giants of the 1940s. Although a less-than-average hitter, he led NL shortstops in assists, putouts, and double plays in 1945, and he had a top .982 fielding average in 1946. When the Giants hit a NL record 221 home runs in 1947, Kerr’s contribution was a mere 7, though he managed a career-high .287 batting average.