Cupid Childs

Childs hit .345 with a league-high 33 doubles in the 1890 American Association, setting a since-tied major league record with 18 chances accepted at second base in a nine-inning game that June 1. He joined the Cleveland Spiders (NL) in 1891 and became a vital cog in their offense, topping .300 in five of eight seasons and leading the league in runs scored in 1892 (136). His sharp batting eye made him an ideal left-handed leadoff hitter; he walked 120 times while striking out only 12 in 1893. In 1894 he batted a career-high .353.