Jake Flowers

Flowers was a dangerous man to trade. When the Cardinals sent him to Brooklyn, his homer off Wee Willie Sherdel won his new team’s first game against his former mates. Traded back to St. Louis, he homered off Brooklyn’s Dazzy Vance the first time the clubs met. Sent back to Brooklyn, he hit a first-game homer off the Cardinals’ Dizzy Dean. His ML career ended when a Paul Dean pitch broke his arm. TSN named him Minor League Manager of the Year in 1937.