Heinie Meine

Meine’s career was handicapped by the outlawing of the spitball, his out pitch. Adjusting to life without it, Meine appeared once for the 1922 Browns, pitched well in the minors, and then retired to operate a tavern in 1927. Egged on by his patrons, he made his comeback as a junkballer. As a Pirate in 1931, he tied for the NL lead with 19 wins, and lead the league in starts (35) and innings (284).