Ed Bressoud

Bressoud was a dependable shortstop whose arrival in 1956 allowed the Giants to send Alvin Dark to the Cardinals in a deal for Red Schoendienst. He spent just two of his six Giant seasons as their regular SS, but was successful in three years with the Red Sox because he adapted his swing to Fenway’s leftfield wall; he hit 20 HR in 1963. Made expendable by Rico Petrocelli‘s emergence in 1965, Bressoud concluded his career against the Red Sox as a Cardinal utility man in the 1967 World Series.