Bryant spent 45 years in baseball as a pitcher, coach, and minor league manager. A .266 lifetime hitter, he won his own game on August 28, 1937 with a 10th inning grand slam. He went 19-11 for the 1938 pennant-winning Cubs, leading the NL in strikeouts (and walks). In his World Series start in Game Three, he pitched almost five hitless innings before Joe Gordon started a Yankee stampede with a home run. Bryant’s career was ruined by arm trouble the next year.