Harry Coveleski

Thrust into the midst of a furious pennant race when he was called up by the Phillies in late September 1908, Coveleski defeated the contending Giants three times in five days, enabling the Cubs to win the flag. Coveleski earned a $50 bonus and the nickname “The Giant Killer.” He slumped in 1909, was traded, and returned to the minors. Resurfacing with the Tigers in 1914, he put together three straight 20-win seasons while losing no more than 13.

Coveleski and three brothers (including Hall of Famer Stanley) came out of the Pennsylvania coal fields to play pro ball.