Jack Powell

Powell, a contemporary of Cy Young, was built along the same lines, and threw with a free and easy sidearm delivery. He was the workhorse of every staff on which he pitched, but in 16 seasons was never on a pennant winner. He was 24-15 in his second season, for Cleveland (NL), and was part of the wholesale transfer of players from Cleveland to St. Louis in 1899. Powell went 23-21 for the Cardinals that year. He was 22-17 with the Browns in 1902, and lost an AL-high 19 in 1911. He spent a couple of seasons playing in New York, but continued living in St. Louis to run a saloon with his brother-in-law and former batterymate, Jack O’Connor.