Hal Schumacher

Prince Hal helped King Carl Hubbell pitch the Giants to pennants in 1933, 1936, and 1937. In 1934 he won a career-high 23, losing 10. He threw a “heavy” ball that hit the catcher’s mitt like a cannonball, and he had an effective overhand curve. A 1935 shoulder injury diminished his fastball, and he developed a palmball, but never again got more than the 13 wins he notched each year from 1937 through 1940. He almost died on the mound on a hot day in St. Louis. After pitching the sixth inning, he collapsed, with no discernible heartbeat. He was packed in ice and revived.