George Rohe

Rohe was an unheralded utility infielder until he became the underdog White Sox hero in the 1906 World Series. When shortstop George Davis was injured on the eve of the Series, Rohe was pressed into service at third base, with Lee Tannehill moving to short. Rohe had seven hits in the Series. In Game One, he tripled and scored in a 2-1 White Sox victory, and in Game Three, his bases-loaded triple drove in all three Sox runs as Ed Walsh shut out the Cubs. After the game, owner Charles Comiskey proclaimed, “Whatever George Rohe may do from now on, he’s signed for life with me!” Rohe played regularly in 1907, hit .213, and was released at the end of the season.